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Brazilian History

When was Brazil discovered?

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December 11, 2011 6:50AM

Brazil was discovered on the exact day of April 22nd, 1500, by a Portuguese colonizer called Pedro Alvares Cabral. The first sight of land for him was a mountain, which he named "Monte Pascoal" or "Paschal Mountain", because it was Easter on that specific day.

The natives here were called "Indians" because they thought they had reached India.