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Cabral, Pedro Alvares

Born: 1467 AD
Died: 1520 AD
Nationality: Portuguese
Categories: Explorer

1500 – Unexpectedly reached Brazil during voyage from Portugal to East Indies, becoming 1st European to discover Brazil and taking possession of it for Portugal.


1520 – Cabral died and was buried in a monastery in Santarém, Portugal.


1900 – He was honored on a postage stamp, in a set of Brazilian stamps issued January 1st to mark the 400th anniversary of the discovery.


         – In Brazil, he is depicted on the 1 cent coin, and also on a special edition of the R$10 note.