The Guanabara Bay was reached by Portuguese explorers in an expedition commanded by Gonçalo Coelho on January 1, 1502. Hence Rio de Janeiro, "January River": those sailors thought Guanabara Bay was a river.
The city was founded on March 1, 1565 by Estácio de Sá, also a Portuguese, who named it São Sebastião (Saint Sebastian) of Rio de Janeiro in honor of the King of Portugal Dom Sebastião.
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I’m Wagner and I Was born in Rio de janeiro. I love my hometown!
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