Key Dates In History Of Brazil2010
By Amelia Meyer
Brazil, South America, has a fascinating history that extends from prehistoric times, when hunter gatherer troupes made their way through its landscapes in search of food, water and land, right up until our modern day, when its political and financial systems continue to grow and develop. In fact, evidence has been found of societies living in Brazil as far back as 9 000 BCE (Before our Common Era). These ones left tools, implements and artwork, which has cast much information on them and their customs.
Below are some of Brazil’s most significant years since its discovery by European colonialists in chronological order:
1500 - The Portuguese arrive in Brazil under the command of Pedro Alvares Cabral, who claimed this new land as his own.