Portuguese nobleman, explorer, Pedro Alvares Cabral, was born Belmonte, Portugal 1467. He sailed for Portual's King Manuel the 1st, to be the first European to explore Brazil. Cabral discovered Brazil on April 22, 1500.
Pedro Cabral's expedition went really good, until Cabral sailed back across the Atlantic to round the Cape of Good Hope and reach Calicut on the west coast of India. Behind him he left two degredados, exiled criminals, who acquired native women and fathered the first of Brazil’s mestizo population, which in time would vastly outnumber the Indians. Cabral then retired and died in 1520.