Pedro Alvares Cabral Fact Sheet: Who was Pedro Alvares Cabral? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Pedro Alvares Cabral.
Pedro Alvares Cabral Fact File Biography: Lifespan:1468 1520 *** Full Name: Pedro Alvares Cabral *** Occupation: Portuguese Nobleman, Military Commander, Navigator and Explorer *** Date of Birth: Pedro Alvares Cabral was born in 1468 the exact date of his birth is unknown *** Place of Birth: Pedro Alvares Cabral was born in Belmonte in Portugal *** Family background: His father was Fernao Álvares and his mother Isabel Gouveia *** Early life and childhood: He grew up as one of five boys and six girls born to his parents *** Education: Pedro Alvares Cabral was educated befitting his station, he was taught the humanities, he learnt to use weapons and was instructed in how to fight ***
Pedro Alvares Cabral Fact 1: Pedro Alvares Cabral was born in 1468 and during the 15th century period in history when described as the late middle ages to early Renaissance and early modern period.
Pedro Alvares Cabral Fact 2: According to myth, it is said the Cabrais descended from Caranus, the first king of Macedonia, and quite a legend, and apparently 7th generation scion of Hercules, the demi-god. The family were also honored and rose to prominence in the 14th century as a result of Pedro’s military commander great-great-grandfather being one of the few nobles to support and remain loyal to Dom João the first, the King of Portugal during the war against the King of Castile.
Pedro Alvares Cabral Fact 3:
As a member of the nobility, all be
it a lower ranking noble family,
Pedro was sent to the court of they
then king, Dom Afonso V when he was
only twelve years old
Pedro Alvares Cabral Fact 8: At times this could prove detrimental as not all nobles were capable, experienced or competent in these roles.
Pedro Alvares Cabral Fact 9: Fortunately in the case of Pedro Álvares Cabral appointment, he was not only capable but would prove extremely competent and well chosen.
Pedro Alvares Cabral Fact 10: His accomplishments in his career surpassed any he could have wished himself.
Pedro Alvares Cabral Fact 11:
Bring home much wealth in the
spices, gold and slaves he was
becoming quite the lucrative trader.
Pedro Alvares Cabral Fact 15: On Wednesday April the 22nd, 1500 they made landfall. Pedro Álvares Cabral named the spot Monte Pascoal, meaning Easter Mount, as they were in the Easter period, the location is on the northeast coast of present day Brazil.
Pedro Alvares Cabral Fact 16: Two years after the discovery of Brazil, he would become involved in hostilities with Vasco da Gama and Cabral was relieved of his duties and excused from court.
Pedro Alvares Cabral Fact 17:
Departing from court gave Cabral
opportunity to settle his personal
affairs and in doing so he married
Dona Isabel de Castro, a descendent
of King Dom Fernando I of Portugal.
They would have four children, two
sons, and two daughters.
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