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Cabral, Pedro Alvares

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Born: 1467? AD
Died: 1520 AD.

Nationality: Portuguese
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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.


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