Pedro Cabral

Renaissance Person

Achievements

  • He found, and was the first European to see Brazil on April,22 1500.
  • He established trading route to India.
  • He was named chief captain of a fleet boat headed to India.

Backround

  • He was the son of Fernao Alvares Cabral and Isabel Gouveia.
  • He was one of five boys and had six sisters.
  • He was thought to be born in Belmonte in the Beira Beixa province of Portugal
  • He was a descendant of King Alfonso.
  • Not a lot was said about his background life and child hood

Impact on Today

  • Brazil is a country we know and live on today.
  • Today people argue about if reaching Brazil was intentional or not.
  • There were trade routes to India used in the Renaissance.

Interesting Facts

  • Out of the 15 ships that were used only 4 returned.
  • After they found Brazil they stayed only 10 days before going to India.
  • At first Cabral's crew thought that Brazil was an Island.

Work Cited

"Pedro Alvares Cabral." The Mariners Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Mar. 2014. <http://ageofex.marinersmuseum.org/index.php?type=explorer&id=60>.

"Pedro Alvares Cabral." Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_%C3%81lvares_Cabral>.

"Pedro Alvares Cabral: Portugal Explorer." Enchanted Learning. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Mar. 2014. <http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/c/cabral.shtml>.