Pedro Alvares Cabral was a Portuguese sailor and discoverer of Brazil. A highly skilled and respected navigator and sailor, Cabral led an expedition to reach India from the West, complementing the earlier work of his colleague, Vasco de Gama, who had sailed to India not two years before around the southern tip of Africa. Cabral's fleet included some of the most renowned explorers of the time, including Bartholomeu Diaz, the first European to round the Cape of Good Hope. The enormous fleet of thirteen ships was as much a symbol as an exploration - Portugal was more than prepared to overtake Spain in the race for primacy over the New World.
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Vasco Nunez de Balboa • Juan de Bermudez • Pedro Alvares Cabral • Alexander von Humboldt • Juan Ponce de Leon • Lewis and Clark • Jacques Marquette • Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada • John Smith • Giovanni da Verrazano
William Brewster • Bartolome de las Casas • John Harvard • Nathanial Hawthorne • Thomas Hooker • Sor Juana • Gabriel Lallemant • Gregorio de Mattos e Guerra • William Penn • Juan de Sepulveda • Roger Williams
Ethan Allen • Francisco de Coronado • Hernan Cortes • Diego Velazquez de Cuellar • Marquis de La Fayette • John Paul Jones • Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve • Dom Pedro I • Francisco Pizarro • Chief Powhatan • Hernando de Soto