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Bartolomeu Dias

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Q: Who gave Bartolomeu Dias permission to go on an expedition to find a sea route to India and financed his voyage?
     A: King Joao II (John II) gave Bartolomeu Dias permision to go on the voyage and financed Dias's voyage.

kingjoaoii.jpg
The picture above is of King John II - he is also known as Joao II

Q: Who commanded the second caravel and who was the ship's pilot?
     A: The second caravel was commanded by Joao Infante and piloted by Alvaro Martins.

 
Q: Who commanded Bartolomeu Dias's third ship?
     A: Diogo Dias, Bartolomeu's brother, commanded the store ship, a square-rigger.