Tag: Emperor Dom Pedro II

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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The assassination attempt on Emperor Dom Pedro II
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The near death of Dom Pedro II in 1889

On July 15, 1889 Dom Pedro II suffered an assassination attempt in Rio de Janeiro. Dom Pedro II, accompanied by his wife, daughter, and eldest grandson, went to the Sant’Anna Theater, now known as the Carlos Gomes Theater, in Rio de Janeiro. At the end of the performance, well past

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Review: The Emperor's Beards, by Spacca and Lilia Schwarcz
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Review: The Emperor’s Beards, by Spacca and Lilia Schwarcz

The Emperor’s Beards: D. Pedro II, The Story of a Monarch in Comics is an adaptation of Lilia Schwarcz’s book, simply titled The Emperor’s Beards. The comic book version was released on January 27, 2014, with the return of Lilia and the assistance of illustrator Spacca. Now, Spacca guides the

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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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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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