Pedro Cabral Alvarish (Pedro Alvares Cabral)( Portuguese navigator)
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Biography Pedro Cabral Alvarish (Pedro Alvares Cabral)
1467 - 1520
Led 2-S Portuguese expedition to India (1500-01), coming around the Cape of Good Hope on the route of Vasco da Gama. Heading south from the Cape Verde Islands, . Cabral deflected far to the west and 22 April 1500 at 17 б¦ south latitude, opened the way it has for the island land, . which he called the Earth Vera Cruz ( "the land of the true cross", . "the land of the Holy Cross"), . in the same year it was renamed the Land of Santa Cruz - as a sign that, . that the Portuguese were hoisted there's a big wooden cross,
. A few years later for open Cabral land solidified title Brazil.