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3. Which Portuguese explorer discovered Brazil?

Pedro Álvares Cabral first spotted the South American mainland on April 22, 1500. He named the land he found Island of the True Cross, although it was later renamed Brazil after a kind of dyewood found there.

Pedro Álvares Cabral first spotted the South American mainland on April 22, 1500. He named the land he found Island of the True Cross, although it was later renamed Brazil after a kind of dyewood found there.

Pedro Álvares Cabral first spotted the South American mainland on April 22, 1500. He named the land he found Island of the True Cross, although it was later renamed Brazil after a kind of dyewood found there.

Pedro Álvares Cabral first spotted the South American mainland on April 22, 1500. He named the land he found Island of the True Cross, although it was later renamed Brazil after a kind of dyewood found there.

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Ferdinand Magellan

 

Pedro Álvares Cabral

 

Vasco da Gama

 

Henry the Navigator

 
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