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John II of Portugal renamed the southern tip of Africa the Cape of Good Hope.

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It was Bartolomeu Dias (Bartholomew Diaz) in 1488.

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The southern tip of Africa was later renamed the Cape of Good Hope by King John II of Portugal. The original name was Cape of Storms.

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AnswerBartolomeu Dias looked for treasure with others. King John the second had dammanded Dias explorered for him and unexpectedly he found the Cape of Good Hope.In 1487, King John II of Portugal ordered Dias to try to sail to the southern end of Africa. The king wanted to know if ships could reach Asia by sailing around Africa. He had earlier ordered land and sea expeditions to travel to Asia, but those attempts at the journey failed.Dias commanded a fleet of 3 ships that left Portugal in the summer of 1487. After reaching the mouth of the Orange River in southern Africa, a storm blew the ships out to sea. Dias and his crews did not see land for 13 days. When the storm ended, he realized that the ships had been blown around the southern tip of Africa. He sailed the southeast shore of the continent, hoping to continue on to India. But, Dias decided to return to Portugal, for the reasons of food supply was low and everyone was exhausted.As the expedition sailed around the tip of Africa toward Portugal, Dias sighted what is now known as Cape of Good Hope. According to earlier writings, Dias called it the Cape of Storms. However, King John later renamed it the Cape of Good Hope because its discovery indicated a sea route to India would soon be found.In 1494, Dias directed two ships that would be known as the first successful expedition around Africa to India. In another voyage, Dias tried to follow explorer, Da Gama's expedition to India, but the fleet drifted off course and reached what is now known as Brazil. Dias died during the voyage from Brazil when a storm sank his ship.

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Who is the Portuguese King that renamed the southern tip of Africa the Cape of Good Hope?

João II (John II) of Portugal renamed the southern tip of Africa the Cape of Good Hope. King John not just john


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How did the southern tip of Africa became known as the Cape of Good Hope?

renamed by John II of Portugal as "Cape of Good Hope" (Cabo da Boa Esperança) because of the great optimism engendered by the opening of a sea route to India and the East.