Who was the first European navigator to reach Brazil?

Christopher Columbus
Bartolomeu Dias
Pedro Álvares Cabral
Amerigo Vespucci
On 15 February 1500, Cabral was ap­point­ed a com­man­der of a fleet sailing for India. he fleet crossed the Equator on 9 April, and sailed westward as far as possible from the African con­ti­nent in what was known as the volta do mar (lit­er­al­ly "turn of the sea") nav­i­ga­tion­al tech­nique. They landed in a land they took for an unknown island and named Ilha de Vera Cruz (Island of the True Cross), which in fact was Brazil.

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Christopher Columbus
Bartolomeu Dias
Pedro Álvares Cabral
Amerigo Vespucci
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