Name

Pedro Alvares Cabral

Career

Explorer/Cartographer

Occupation 1

Mariner

Identifier

Brazil

Region

South America

Era

Europe's Reconnaissance (1351-1640)

Born

1470

Text

Portuguese mariner who happened upon west coast of South America, at latitude of Brazil, in 1500, while attempting drifting westward in attempt to sail around the Cape of Good Hope. Basis for Portuguese calim to this western most part of the Americas, as per the 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas.

Related Events

1494 - Treaty of Tordesillas,

Related Source

Portuguese Seaborne Empire, 1415-1825, The (1969)

Record ID: 746