Pedro Alvares Cabral on Brazilian Reals

20 May 2022  Fri

Pedro Alvares Cabral was a Portuguese nobleman, military commander, navigator, and explorer. He is best remembered as the man who discovered Brazil. Pedro Alvares Cabral was appointed by the Portuguese king to travel to India on the sea route discovered by Vasco da Gama earlier and establish trade relations with India.

Today, he is considered the leader of the expedition that first reached the lands of South America that are today regarded as Brazil. His expedition was the second expedition from Europe to reach India via the sea route around the Cape of Good Hope.

The Banco Central de Brasil issued banknotes depicting him in 2000. These banknotes were issued in 8 different denominations. These banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the same year.

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