Fernão Dias

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This article is about the frontiersman from Brazil. For the highway, see Rodovia Fernão Dias.
Fernão Dias Pais
Fernao Dias Pais.jpg
Statue of Fernão Dias Pais, Museu Paulista
Born 1608
São Paulo
Died 1681
Nationality Portuguese
Occupation Explorer
Known for Exploration of the interior of South America.

Fernão Dias Pais (1608–1681) or Fernão Dias Pais Leme was a frontiersman from São Paulo. He was known as the "Emerald Hunter" and was one of the most prominent bandeirantes together with Antônio Raposo Tavares.

He is the great-great-grandfather of the Saint Frei Galvão.