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Pedro Alvares Cabral

Pedro Alvares Cabral was a Portuguese explorer who sailed to Brazil in 1500 and claimed it for Portugal.

Pedro Alvares Cabral and the Discovery of Brazil
We know Pedro Alvares Cabral as the discoverer of Brazil. How he came to be so remembered is either lucky accident or poor planning. Either way, he is famous.

Catholic Encyclopedia: Pedro Alvares Cabral
The official church source for information about this famous explorer has lots of details.

Brazil in 1500: Cabral
Learn more about what life was like in the time of Cabral and his discovery of Brazil.

What Cabral's Ship Looked Like
This recreation of Cabral's ship sailed in the 500th-anniversary celebration of Cabral's discovery of Brazil. It's the fourth picture down.

It Started with Cabral: Colonial History of Brazil
Learn more about the effect Cabral's "discovery" had on Brazil through the years.

Cabral's Beachfront Property
Get the facts on a dispute over exactly where Cabral landed in Brazil.

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