Pedro álvares cabral

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Pedro álvares cabral

  1. 1. Pedro Álvares Cabral<br />The discoverer of brazil<br />Isha Lamba<br />8B Humanities<br />
  2. 2. childhood<br />Cabral was born in 1467 at Belmonte in Portugal<br />Coming from a minor noble family, he received a good education<br />He was one of five boys and six girls of Fernão Álvares Cabral and Isabel Gouveia<br />He would have been roughly age 17 on 30 June 1484 when he was named moço fidalgo, after his nobility<br />
  3. 3. characteristics<br />Well-learned<br />Courteous <br />Prudent<br />Generous<br />Tolerant with enemies<br />Humble<br />Respectable<br />
  4. 4. Expedition to India<br />Cabral was appointed head of an expedition to India in 1500, with the objective to return with valuable goods (spices, cotton), trading with Arab, Turkish and Italian merchants.<br />Instead, he ended up on the coast of Brazil<br />As the new land was within the Portuguese sphere according to the Treaty of Tordesillas, Cabral claimed it for the Portuguese Crown.<br />He dispatched a ship to notify King Manuel I of the new territory.<br />The land he had claimed for Portugal later came to be known as Brazil.<br />The fleet reprovisioned and then turned eastward to resume the journey to India.<br />

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