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 Pedro Alvares Cabral

Pedro Alvares Cabral

Birth
Belmonte, Belmonte Municipality, Castelo Branco, Portugal
Death 1520 (aged 52–53)
Santarem, Castro Daire Municipality, Viseu, Portugal
Burial Santarem, Castro Daire Municipality, Viseu, Portugal
Memorial ID 18397 · View Source
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Explorer. Born in 1467, he was a Portuguese nobleman, explorer and navigator whose patron was King Manuel I of Portugal. On March 9, 1500, Cabral was sent on an expedition to India, with 13 ships. On April 22, 1500, he was the first European to see Brazil, claiming it for Portugal and naming it the "Island of the True Cross". King Manuel renamed this land "Holy Cross" and it was later renamed to Brazil. After Cabral returned to Portugal, he headed trade expeditions until he retired and died in Santarém, Portugal, in 1520.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18397
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pedro Alvares Cabral (1467–1520), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18397, citing City Church, Santarem, Castro Daire Municipality, Viseu, Portugal ; Maintained by Find A Grave .