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Thursday, 02 July 2020 22:27

Pedro Álvares Cabral

Profession: Explorer

Nationality:  Portuguese

Why Famous: Regarded as the discoverer of Brazil, although historians debate whether the discovery was intentional or accidental. Cabral was the first captain to land in all four continents.

Although his achievements largely slipped into obscurity for several hundred years after his death, Cabral is today regarded as a major explorer of the Age of Discovery.

Thursday, 02 July 2020 22:21

March 9, 1500

Pedro Álvares Cabral departs Lisbon, Portugal at the head of a 13 ship expedition to India that will also claim Brazil for Portugal.

Thursday, 02 July 2020 22:15

January 26, 1500

Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot in Brazil.

Thursday, 02 July 2020 20:51

July 26, 1499

Spanish Conquistador Alonso de Ojeda discovers Curacao Island.

Thursday, 02 July 2020 20:46

May 21, 1499

Francisco De Bobadilla appointed Governor of the Indies, succeeding Christopher Columbus.

Thursday, 02 July 2020 20:26

May 30, 1498

Christopher Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America.

Thursday, 02 July 2020 20:06

June 24, 1497

John Cabot claims Eastern Canada for England. He believes he has found Asia in Nova Scotia.

Thursday, 02 July 2020 09:44

Amerigo Vespucci

Profession: Explorer

Nationality: Italian

Why Famous: First person to demonstrate that Brazil and the West Indies did not represent Asia's eastern outskirts as initially conjectured from Columbus' voyages. Instead, he constituted an entirely separate landmass which was referred to as the New World. This second super continent came to be termed "America", deriving its name from Americus, the Latin version of his first name.

Born: March 9, 1454
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: February 22, 1512 (aged 57)

Thursday, 02 July 2020 09:37

May 10, 1497

Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves for his first voyage to the New World.

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