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oct 19, 1499 - Pedro Cabral

Description:

Born: Belmonte, Portugal.

-Got permission to voyage from: King Manuel I of Portugal.

-Motivation: Was named Admiral and put in command of thirteen ships, he was given orders from King Manuel I to go to the Americas (after he saw the success of other explorers, he decided to hop on the exploring train)

-Where did he go?:Is credited as the first European to reach Brazil, one of his expeditions was also the second from Europe to reach India via the sea route around the Good Cape of hope. March, 1500

Accomplishment: Found Brazil

Interesting Fact: He liked to eat seaweed.

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Date:

oct 19, 1499
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