Guide to Brazil

The Brazilian Empire (1822-1889)

Brazilian Empire Brazilian Emperor Dom Pedro II History Brazil
Emperor Dom Pedro II (center) with his family
Brazilian Emperor Dom Pedro II History Brazil
Emperor Dom Pedro II (center) with his family

Unlike the rest of Latin America, our country’s independence was not the result of a bloody series of wars – yet it was anything but a peaceful transition. As the romanticized version of the Brazilian declaration of Independence goes, Pedro bellowed: “Independence or death!” Well, some people took it literally.

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