Pêro Vaz de Caminha

Pêro Vaz de Caminha (* probably in 1445 in Porto, † December 15, 1500 in Calicut, India) was involved as a writer Pedro Alvares Cabral of the navigator key role in the so-called discovery of Brazil in 1500. Great fame came his letter to the Portuguese king Dom Manuel ( Carta de Pero Vaz de Caminha ), which is held for the most comprehensive and most accurate representation of the discovery of Brazil. In diary form Caminha described the journey from the departure in Lisbon until the arrival on the coast of Brazil. The 29- page document is located in the Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo in Lisbon.