André Gonçalves

André Gonçalves was a Portuguese sailor. It led an expedition for the investigation of the coast of Brazil.

Brazil had been discovered already before by the Portuguese by an expedition under Pedro Álvares Cabral. One of the ships Cabrals under the command of Gaspar de Lemos returned the message from the discovery to Portugal. Thereupon Gonçalves stung to 10. May 1501 from the Tejo in lake.

At the 1. January 1502 anchored Gonçalves in the bay of Guanabara, which it regarded first as a Flussmündung, and gave her the name Rio de Janeiro (river of January).

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