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The painting "Independence or Death" by Pedro Américo
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Today in Brazil: Independence of Brazil

On September 7, 1822, on the banks of the Ipiranga River in São Paulo, an important chapter in the history of Brazil was written with the “Cry of Ipiranga.” It was at this moment that Dom Pedro I proclaimed the political independence of Brazil from Portugal, using the memorable words

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The painting "Independence or Death" by Pedro Américo
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The painting “Independence or Death” by Pedro Américo

In 1886, during the final years of the Monarchy, the painter from Paraíba, Pedro Américo, was commissioned by the imperial government to create a painting depicting the events that led to the foundation of the Brazilian Empire by Emperor Dom Pedro I in 1822.

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Discover how the independence of Brazil happened
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Discover how the independence of Brazil happened

The Independence of Brazil, which occurred on September 7, 1822, represents a fundamental moment in the country’s history. On that day, Prince Regent Dom Pedro I proclaimed Brazil as an independent nation from Portugal, marking the end of over three centuries of colonial rule and the beginning of a new

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The return of Dom Pedro II to Brazil after the Abolition of Slavery
Abolition of Slavery

The return of Dom Pedro II to Brazil after the Abolition of Slavery

In August 1888, the city of Rio de Janeiro welcomed the return of Emperor Dom Pedro II after a year-long trip to Europe for medical treatment. As they sighted Guanabara Bay, they saw the tribute made by the students of the Military School, then located at Praia Vermelha. They had

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Review: Why I Still Remain a Monarchist, by Joaquim Nabuco
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Review: Why I Still Remain a Monarchist, by Joaquim Nabuco

The book “Why I Still Remain a Monarchist” by Joaquim Nabuco is a work that explores the personal and historical reasons of the author for maintaining his monarchical position in a republican context. Published in 1913, the book, which was originally released as a letter to the Diário do Comércio,

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Review: The Kingdom That Was Not of This World, by Marcos Costa
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Review: The Kingdom That Was Not of This World, by Marcos Costa

The book The Kingdom That Was Not of This World: Chronicle of an Unproclaimed Republic was published in 2015 by Valentina Publishers. This non-fiction work was written by Marcos Costa, and I read it in the Kindle version. Marcos Costa initially considered becoming an architect but soon changed his mind

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Review: My Formation, by Joaquim Nabuco
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Review: My Formation, by Joaquim Nabuco

I finished reading the book “My Formation” by Joaquim Nabuco, a book that reveals many details about Brazil and the world in the 19th century and sheds light on the author’s personality. I have already written my review of the book “Abolitionism,” where you can find the roots of the

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Dom João hits the mark with his stance on the Luiz Gama Prize
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Dom João hits the mark with his stance on the Luiz Gama Prize

It is no secret to anyone the case of revocation of the Princess Isabel Order of Merit by the Ministry of Human Rights, which is seen by Dom João de Orleans e Bragança, the great-grandson of Princess Isabel, as “another revengeful primacy” of recent governments. The Order, created by former

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The best quotes from Machado de Assis
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The best quotes from Machado de Assis

Machado de Assis was one of the most renowned and influential Brazilian writers. Born on June 21, 1839, in Rio de Janeiro, he is considered one of the greatest masters of Portuguese-language literature. His works span various genres, including novels, short stories, poems, chronicles, and plays. Throughout his life, Machado

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Biography: Emperor Dom Pedro II
Biography

The history of Emperor Dom Pedro II

Discover the biography of Dom Pedro II! Dom Pedro II was the second and final Emperor of Brazil. He became regent prince at the age of five when his father Dom Pedro I abdicated the throne. At the age of 15, he was declared of age and crowned Emperor of

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Review: The Abolitionism, by Joaquim Nabuco
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Review: The Abolitionism, by Joaquim Nabuco

The book The Abolitionism, authored by Joaquim Nabuco, was completed in 1883, during the period when several laws were in effect to restrict slavery within the national territory. However, it was still five years before the total abolition of slavery. It is an integral part of the abolitionist campaign, of

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The final moments of Emperor Dom Pedro II
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The final moments of Emperor Dom Pedro II

On November 24, 1891, Pedro II made an entry in his diary, stating, “Deodoro has been concluded,” referring to the news of the resignation of the man who helped orchestrate the coup for the republic in Brazil. Following this entry, Pedro II embarked on a lengthy carriage ride along the

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