Pedro Alvares Cabral left Lisbon, Portugal, on March 9, 1500, with a small fleet, bound for Calicut, India. The 10 carracks and three caravals sailed south on the Atlantic Ocean for over a month. On April 22nd of the sam... More »

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Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil on April 22, 1500, during an expedition to India. He became the first European to set foot in Brazil and claimed the new land for King Manuel I of Portugal, who was financing his tr... More »

Pedro Alvares Cabral was born in 1467 into a wealthy family. He spent the early years of his life studying in the court of King Manuel in Portugal. More »

Pedro Alvares Cabral, Portuguese explorer in the 16th century, is known as the first navigator to land on four continents: Europe, America, Asia and Africa. Cabral was also the first explorer to reach Brazil in 1500, whe... More »

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Pedro Alvares Cabral was an explorer most famous as the first European to see Brazil. Cabral saw the coast of Brazil on April 22, 1500, and claimed the land for Portugal. He explored the coast for 12 days, landing just n... More »

Pedro Cabral's ships left from the mouth of the Tagus in Lisbon, Portugal, sailed southwest around Africa, entered the Atlantic and landed in Brazil in 1500. While many maintain the discovery was an accident when Cabral'... More »

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Pedro Alvares Cabral was born around 1467 A.D. to the nobles Fernao Alvares Cabral and Isabel Gouveia in Belmonte, Portugal. His family sent him to study in the court of the Portuguese king Afonso V around 1479. Cabral w... More »

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