Pedro I of Brazil

Pedro I of Brazil
Pedro I of Brazil
Pedro IV of Portugal
Half-length painted portrait of a brown-haired man with mustache and goatee, wearing a uniform with gold epaulettes and the Order of the Golden Fleece on a red ribbon around his neck and a black and red sash of office across his chest
Emperor Dom Pedro I around age 35, c. 1834
Emperor of Brazil
Reign 12 October 1822 – 7 April 1831
Coronation 1 December 1822
Successor Pedro II
King of Portugal and the Algarves
Reign 10 March 1826 – 28 May 1826
Predecessor John VI
Successor Maria II
Spouse Maria Leopoldina of Austria
Amélia of Leuchtenberg
Maria II of Portugal
Januária Maria, Princess Imperial of Brazil
Princess Francisca
Pedro II of Brazil
Princess Maria Amélia
Full name
Pedro de Alcântara Francisco António João Carlos Xavier de Paula Miguel Rafael Joaquim José Gonzaga Pascoal Cipriano Serafim
House House of Braganza
Father John VI of Portugal
Mother Carlota Joaquina de Bourbon
Born 12 October 1798(1798-10-12)
Queluz Palace, Lisbon
Died 24 September 1834(1834-09-24) (aged 35)
Queluz Palace, Lisbon
Burial Museu Paulista, São Paulo
Religion Roman Catholicism

Pedro I of Brazil (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpedɾu]; English: Peter I, 12 October 1798 – 24 September 1834), was the founder and first ruler of the Empire of Brazil and also King of Portugal as Pedro IV, having reigned for eight years in Brazil and two months in Portugal.


Early years


Pedro I at age 6, 1804

Pedro was born around 8:02 a.m. on 12 October 1798 at the Queluz National Palace, near Lisbon, Portugal.[1][2][3][4] Named after St. Peter of Alcantara,[5] his name in full was Pedro de Alcântara Francisco António João Carlos Xavier de Paula Miguel Rafael Joaquim José Gonzaga Pascoal Cipriano Serafim.[6] He was referred to using the honorific "Dom" (Lord) from birth.[7]

Through his father, Prince Regent João (later King João VI), he was a member of the House of Braganza[8][9] and a grandson of King Pedro III and Queen Maria I of Portugal, who were uncle and niece as well as husband and wife.[10][11] His mother, Carlota Joaquina, was the daughter of King Carlos IV of Spain.[12]

The second eldest son, Pedro became the heir to his father as Prince of Beira upon the death of his elder brother António in 1801.[4] João had been acting as regent on behalf of his mother, Queen Maria I, since 1792 when she became incurably insane.[13][14] By 1802 Pedro's parents were separated, with João living in the Mafra National Palace and Carlota Joaquina in the Palace of Ramalhão.[15][16] Pedro, as well as his siblings, lived far away from his father and mother and resided in the Queluz Palace, along with his grandmother Maria I.[15][16] The young prince only saw João and Carlota Joaquina during affairs of state that occurred in Queluz.[15]

Tradition in the Portuguese Royal House demanded that Pedro was to be cared for by an aia (governess), who would be in charge of the prince's personal establishment (or chamber), composed of several servants.[17] Of the women chosen for the post, the most important was the last, Dona Maria Genoveva do Rêgo e Matos, whom Pedro regarded as his surrogate mother.[18] She "was subject to his tantrums, but she received and returned his love."[18] At age 7, Pedro was to be placed under the charge of an aio (supervisor), who "would guide his upbringing and oversee his education".[19]


In late November 1807, when Pedro was nine, the royal family left Portugal as an invading French army approached Lisbon (see Peninsular War).[20] They arrived in Brazil with an English escort in early 1808. The family would remain in the country for 13 years. Their presence made Rio de Janeiro the de facto capital of the Portuguese Empire, and led to Brazil's elevation to the status of a kingdom equal with Portugal.

It is said that Pedro was John VI's favorite son, although the same could not be said about Carlota, who cherished her second son Miguel. Pedro's education was neglected, and both he and his brother Miguel were brought up haphazardly.[21] Pedro and Miguel would often run away from their tutors to mingle with stable boys and spent their days running around the streets with uneducated children.[21] As a result, the boys picked up habits and colloquialisms that were considered uncouth by some of their contemporaries, and Pedro grew up with little respect for the symbols and conventions of his age.[22] In the words of one his biographers, "He felt himself to be a son of the people rather than of royalty, and all his life long he was to be on cordial and familiar terms with individuals of every walk in life."[22]

Pedro adapted well to the Brazilian milieu. He was an excellent horseman, enjoyed the military life, and could compete with common soldiers and officers equally. Also, he demonstrated early musical talents and later composed some music of creditable quality.[23] Besides music, he displayed a knack for drawing, sculpture, poetry, and handicrafts, such as wood carving.[24] He was considered to be handsome, and soon developed a reputation as a womanizer. Riding on horseback, he would often be bold enough to draw back the curtains of passing coaches, in the hope of finding a beautiful woman.[25] His young endeavors with these women would give him a bad reputation that he would not be able to shed in the future.

On 13 May 1817, Pedro married by proxy Archduchess Maria Leopoldina, a daughter of Emperor Francis I of Austria.[26] Although she married him for dynastic reasons, she loved her husband even if it was not reciprocal.[27] Throughout Pedro's difficulties, she proved to be a devoted collaborator. Leopoldina's intelligence, consideration, and personality quickly earned her the respect and admiration of the Portuguese and Brazilians, as well as of her husband, but she was unable to distract him from his amorous affairs. Leopoldina lacked many of the feminine traits which appealed to Pedro.[27] She was modest in her appearance and had little interest in personal adornment.[27] As she began to get to know the Brazilians better and understand their noble qualities of freedom and independence, she started to love the Brazilians and considered herself as being one.

Brazilian independence

Independence or death: oil on canvas by Pedro Américo (1888)
Pedro composing the National Anthem (now Anthem of Independence) in 1822
Coronation ceremony as emperor of Brazil

John VI returned to Lisbon in late April 1821 after the defeat of Napoleon, leaving his 22-year-old son Prince Pedro as regent in Rio. He did not leave empty handed, however; he took from Rio de Janeiro to Portugal 50 million cruzados.[28] Most of the privileges that had been accorded to Brazil during the royal family's absence from Europe were rescinded, sparking the ire of local nationalists.[29] Inspired by the newly-won independence of Spain's former South American colonies, Brazilian patriotism and nationalist sentiment grew, and Pedro sided with the nationalist element. Before his departure for Portugal, John VI had presciently advised Pedro to declare Brazil independent and take the throne for himself in the event of revolt rather than allow a usurper to take over the country.[30] This way there would still be a Portuguese king in power in Brazil. The Brazilian elite were scared of recolonization, the loss of control over the provinces, and potential revolution in the event of the regent's departure.[31] When pressed by the Portuguese Cortes to return to Europe, Pedro refused.[32] His official declaration of permanence on 9 January 1822 is known today in Brazil as the Dia do Fico (I Will Remain Day). For that, he was demoted from regent to a mere representative of the Lisbon court in Brazil. This news reached him on 7 September 1822, when he had just arrived in São Paulo, from a visit to the port of Santos. On the banks of the Ipiranga River, he unsheathed his sword, removed the blue and white Portuguese shield from his coat, and declared "Independence or death!"[33] This later became his famous speech O grito do Ipiranga (The Cry of Ipiranga). By the year's end, Pedro had officially declared Brazil an independent constitutional monarchy with himself as monarch. He was proclaimed Emperor of Brazil on 12 October 1822, his 24th birthday, and was crowned on 1 December.[34]

Reign in Brazil

Portrait by Simplício Rodrigues de Sá, c. 1826

The early years of Brazilian independence were difficult. Dom Pedro I assumed the title of emperor instead of king to underline the diversity of the Brazilian provinces. The Napoleonic concept of Empire as a more modern and progressive form of monarchy embodying rejection of the Ancien Régime was also useful in uniting the relatively cosmopolitan society of Rio de Janeiro with the more conservative, patriarchal stance held in the rest of the country.

Portrait by Benedito Calixto

In early 1823, the first problem confronting Pedro I was drafting a constitution. Brazil was divided between the Brazilian Party led by José Bonifácio, which included the landed aristocracy who favored a constitutional monarchy, and the Portuguese party which included the commercial class, office holders and families of recent Portuguese origin, who wanted an absolutist monarchy. In 1822, during the struggle for independence, Pedro I had considered himself a liberal and had promised Brazil a constitution. He soon appeared to forget his liberal ideals by enacting a Constitution that gave him substantial power. This was seen as necessary to keep control of the interior, particularly in the feudal North, and to prevent the instability and democratic fractioning that characterized other areas of Latin America during this time. The Brazilian party dominated the assembly and refused to assent to so much power in the hands of the emperor. Conflict increased further after Muniz Tavares, a Brazilian assemblyman, attacked the Portuguese party, which he believed resented Brazilian independence. The Sentinella and the Tamoyo, two constitutionalist papers, were written to attack Portuguese born officials. In response to the dispute, Pedro dissolved the assembly on 11 November 1823.[35] He exiled many assemblymen, including José Bonifácio, and jailed a few.[36] Upholding his promise to provide a constitution, he then gathered a committee of ten who then ratified a new, but very similar, constitution on 25 March 1824. This rewritten constitution remained in effect until the end of the Brazilian empire in 1889.[37]

The new constitution established a conservative, centralized monarchy with significant constitutional limitations and power-sharing. It sought to maintain stability and protect property. Powers were divided into executive, legislative, judiciary, and moderating branches. The legislative branch contained the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, both of whose members were elected to power. Unlike the Chamber of Deputies, the Senate remained in office for life. The Council of State, or the judicial branch, consisted of a council of respected elders whom the emperor appointed for life and who exercised executive powers to issue judgments in important issues, such as war. The emperor held supremacy or moderating power. He could therefore veto all resolutions. He was also empowered to appoint a senator from a group of elected senators, appoint councils of state, pardon criminals, review judicial decisions, and replace elected deputies, presidents of provinces, ministers, bishops and senators. Pedro's failure to put the constitution in effect immediately, however, left many Brazilians suspicious that Pedro's support of a constitution was a ruse.

During 1824 and 1825, many Brazilians became opposed to the accumulated powers of the emperor and the unpopular provincial presidents he appointed. Secret opposition papers attacked the emperor, his ministers, his servants and his mistresses, in particular Domitila de Castro, Marchioness of Santos. Dissatisfaction climaxed with the revolt of liberal urban forces in Pernambuco. Friar Joaquim do Amor Divino (popularly known as "Frei Caneca") led a revolt in response to the appointment of an unpopular governor, Francisco Paes Barreto. In July 1824, Frei Caneca and Manuel de Carvalho sought to unite several republics in the formation of the Confederation of the Equator. The Confederation failed to take hold and the emperor put many revolutionaries to death, including Frei Caneca.

The absolutist character of events in Rio raised concern in the mostly liberal Northeast. This region soon called for its own constituent assembly. But the movement was not a success because it was divided within itself on the issue of slavery and because Pedro hired British and French ships and mercenaries to repress them. Consequently, Britain underwrote much of the transition to Brazilian independence. Britain could also facilitate recognition from the international community, and Pedro sought this recognition of Brazil's independence. At first European nations were reluctant because of the hesitance of Portugal. The United States became the first to recognize its independence. By 1825 Britain, realizing the importance of Brazil's market, convinced Portugal to accept Brazil's independence. In exchange, Pedro agreed to repay a loan from Britain for the war between Portugal and Brazil. The loan implied that Pedro would inherit the Portuguese throne. He also signed a treaty with Britain, continuing the 15% import tariff and abolishing the slave trade within three years. The concessions to end slavery especially made Pedro I unpopular with the landed aristocracy, which constituted much of the Brazilian party.

Republican sentiment soared, and during the 1825 Cisplatine War with Argentina, the Cisplatine province seceded to become Uruguay. The war lasted for two years, and as a result Brazil suffered great military and financial devastation. While Pedro was visiting the troops in November and December 1826, Empress Leopoldina died after a miscarriage.[38] Rumors spread that she had been poisoned by the Emperor's mistress, Domitila.[39] Pamphlets were published accusing Pedro of imposing physical violence on her during her pregnancy, while having an affair with Domitila. Pedro resolved to marry again, and asked his father-in-law (Emporer Francis of Austria) for help in securing a bride.[40] Gossip about Pedro's infidelity and the circumstances of Leopoldina's death damaged his reputation and Brazilian diplomats searching for a second wife were met with a round of refusals.[41] Pedro and his officials discovered that the Austrian chancellor Klemens von Metternich actively worked to prevent any match as part of a policy to contain Pedro.[42] In August 1829, Pedro agreed a marriage contract with a traditionally anti- Metternich family: the House of Beauharnais.[43] On 17 October 1829, Pedro married his second wife, Princess Amélie of Leuchtenberg, in Rio de Janeiro. Amélie was the daughter of Eugène de Beauharnais, Duke of Leuchtenberg, and the granddaughter of the Empress Josephine.

Second marriage of Pedro I

Domestically, Pedro was accused of mismanaging financial affairs. During his reign, debt rose, inflation grew, the exchange rate sank, and the bank issued ineffective paper money which drove gold and silver out of circulation. The cost of living rose in the cities. British tariffs also troubled the elite and middle class, who demanded imported consumer goods. The production of tobacco, leather, cocoa, cotton, and even coffee declined. With the Portuguese still in control of most of the retail market, anti-Portuguese feelings mounted. The cumulative result of military, domestic and economic setbacks prompted most of the urban elite, who had been absolutists, to side with the liberals. Even the army, discontented with Portuguese commanders and military defeats, distanced itself from the emperor.

In the end, Dom Pedro's aspirations in Portugal cost him his rule in Brazil.

Portuguese succession

On the death of his father, João VI, on 10 March 1826 Pedro briefly inherited his title as King of Portugal as Pedro IV. He promulgated, from Rio de Janeiro, a new Portuguese liberal constitution in late April. This Constitution confirmed the exclusion of Pedro's Brazilian heir, the Prince Imperial, from the Portuguese succession, by establishing that the Portuguese crown would be inherited by Pedro's eldest daughter, Princess Maria da Glória. The language of the Constitutional Charter, in speaking of a "cession of right", already announced the abdication that was to come. On 28 May 1826, Pedro abdicated the Portuguese throne in favor of his seven year old daughter, who became Queen Maria II of Portugal. However there was a key condition, that, when she became of age (14 years), she would marry Pedro's brother Miguel. Pedro's sister, Infanta Isabel Maria of Portugal, became regent. Miguel accepted this solution and distanced himself from the absolutists, some of whom staged a rebellion, failed, and fled to Spain.

In 1827, Miguel attempted to put a claim on the regency over Isabel Maria, although nobody accepted the suggestion out of fear of the absolutists. On 22 February 1828, Miguel returned to Portugal, and four days later he took the oath to his brother and the charter and was installed as lieutenant-general. This loyalty did not last long. Miguel and his mother, Carlota Joaquina, immediately began to oust the liberals and demonstrations in favor of Pedro or the constitution were prohibited.

A group of exiled liberals landed at Porto from the British ship, the Belfast, and raised a rebellion. The rebellion failed and the senior liberals were forced to take refuge back on the Belfast, and leave again for England. Of all of Portuguese territory, only the Azores remained faithful to Pedro, partly because the garrison stayed loyal. On 11 July 1828, Miguel was proclaimed king. The United States, Spain, Russia and the Holy See recognized him as king.[44] Great Britain and France protested against the illegal suppression of the constitution. In August 1829, Miguel sent a squadron of 22 ships to the Azores, which were controlled by Pedro. After a day of battle, the liberals under the Count of Vila Flor emerged victorious, taking hundreds of prisoners.

In the aftermath of a political crisis that followed the dismissal of his ministers,[45] and amid a growing economic crisis, Pedro abdicated his throne in Brazil on 7 April 1831 in favor of his son Pedro II, who was only five at the time. José Bonifácio, who had returned from exile only months before, was appointed guardian of the new emperor and his siblings.[46] Pedro I assumed the title "Duke of Braganza",[47] and sailed for Europe. In Britain and France he began to organize a military expedition against his brother Miguel.[44]

War and death

Equestrian statue of Pedro I in Porto

Sailing from the Azores with a fleet of 34 vessels, Pedro entered Porto on 9 July 1832 without a fight.[48] The Miguelist plan was to draw Pedro's forces into the interior, where they could be surrounded.[49] At the battle of Ponte Ferreira, the liberals fought off the Miguelists, and withdrew back into Porto.[50] In the subsequent weeks, the absolutists besieged the city. The siege of Porto lasted for a year; assaults by the Miguelists and attempted break-outs by the liberals were repulsed.[51] Pedro took a risk and in June 1833 sent an expedition by sea to the ill-defended Algarve.[52] This proved a war winning strategy as although the siege of Porto continued it became a secondary theatre of operations. Within a week, the Miguelist fleet was defeated at the battle of Cape Saint Vincent by the British admiral Charles Napier.[53] In July 1833, Pedro arrived in Lisbon. This gave the liberals both of Portugal's major cities, Lisbon and Porto, where they commanded a sizeable following among the middle classes. In contrast, the absolutists controlled the rural areas, where they were supported by the aristocracy, and by a peasantry that was galvanized by the Church. Marshal Saldanha eventually broke the siege of Porto in August 1833, but by the end of the month Lisbon was under siege. Miguelist attacks on 5 and 14 September were repulsed; the liberal lines held.[54] Saldanha broke the siege on 10 October 1833, and forced the Miguelists east toward Santarém. Maria da Glória was proclaimed Queen, with Dom Pedro as Regent. Pedro dismissed Miguelist ministers and clergy and appropriated church property. In early 1834, Saldanha defeated Miguelist forces at the battles of Pernes and Almoster.[55] Liberal forces were victorious at the battle of Asseiceira in May, and entered Santarém on 18 May 1834.[56]

On 22 April 1834 the Quadruple Alliance was drawn up. Portugal, Spain, Britain and France agreed to banish Dom Miguel from Portugal and Don Carlos from Spain. Spain committed to keep troops in Portugal until the end of the Portuguese Liberal Wars, Britain promised naval support for Dom Pedro and Isabella II of Spain, and Portugal agreed to supply an auxiliary force for operations against Don Carlos in Spain. By 27 May 1834, Miguel's officers were unwilling to risk a final battle after nearly two years of warfare, despite still having 18,000 men in the ranks. Miguel was induced to seek terms of capitulation and by the Convention of Évora-Monte renounced all claims to the throne of Portugal and agreed to go into exile.[57] Maria II's betrothal to Miguel was annulled, and she married her stepmother's brother, Auguste de Beauharnais, 2nd Duke of Leuchtenberg.

Pedro had finally put his daughter Maria da Gloria back on the throne but this would be his last act. He died of tuberculosis in Queluz, the palace of his birth, aged 35 at 2:30 p.m. on 24 September 1834.[58] In 1972, his remains were returned to Brazil and re-interred in the present Ipiranga Museum.

Titles and honors

Styles of
Pedro I, Emperor of Brazil
Coat of arms consisting of a shield with a green field with a golden armillary sphere over the red and white Cross of the Order of Christ, surrounded by a blue band with 20 silver stars; the bearers are two arms of a wreath, with a coffee branch on the left and a flowering tobacco branch on the right; and above the shield is an arched golden and jeweled crown
Reference style His Imperial Majesty
Spoken style Your Imperial Majesty
Alternative style Sire
Royal styles of
Pedro IV, King of Portugal
Coat of Arms Kingdom of Portugal (1830).svg
Reference style His Most Faithful Majesty
Spoken style Your Most Faithful Majesty
Alternative style Sire

Titles and styles

  • 12 October 1798 – 11 June 1801: His Royal Highness The Most Serene Infante Dom Pedro, Grand Prior of Crato[59]
  • 11 June 1801 – 20 March 1816: His Royal Highness The Prince of Beira[59]
  • 20 March 1816 – 9 January 1817: His Royal Highness The Prince of Brazil[59]
  • 9 January 1817 – 12 October 1822: His Royal Highness The Prince Royal[59]
  • 12 October 1822 – 7 April 1831: His Imperial Majesty The Emperor[59]
  • 10 March 1826 – 28 May 1826: His Most Faithful Majesty The King[59]

As Brazilian Emperor his full style and title were: "His Imperial Majesty Dom Pedro I, Constitutional Emperor and Perpetual Defender of Brazil".[60] After his abdication the style "His Imperial Majesty the Duke of Braganza" was used.[61]

As Portuguese King his full style and title were: "His Most Faithful Majesty Dom Pedro IV, King of Portugal and the Algarves, of either side of the sea in Africa, Lord of Guinea and of Conquest, Navigation and Commerce of Ethiopia, Arabia, Persia and India, etc."[62]


As heir to the Portuguese crown:[63]


Emperor Pedro I was Grand Master (Sovereign) of the following Brazilian Orders:

As King Pedro IV, he was Grand Master (Sovereign) of the following Portuguese Orders:

After having abdicated the Portuguese crown:

He was a recipient of the following foreign honors:




By his first wife, Maria Leopoldina, Archduchess of Austria (22 January 1797 – 11 December 1826):

  1. Maria II of Portugal (4 April 1819 – 15 November 1853)
  2. Miguel, Prince of Beira (26 April 1820, stillborn)
  3. João Carlos, Prince of Beira (6 March 1821 – 4 February 1822)
  4. Januária Maria, Princess Imperial of Brazil (11 March 1822 – 13 March 1901). Married Prince Louis, Count of Aquila, son of Francis I of the Two Sicilies, and had issue.
  5. Princess Paula of Brazil (17 February 1823 – 16 January 1833).
  6. Princess Francisca of Brazil (2 August 1824 – 27 March 1898). Married Prince François, Prince of Joinville, son of Louis Philippe I, and had issue.
  7. Pedro II of Brazil (2 December 1825 – 5 December 1891)

By his second wife, Amélie de Beauharnais, Duchess of Leuchtenberg (31 July 1812 – 26 January 1873):

  1. Princess Maria Amélia of Brazil (1 December 1831 – 4 February 1853).

His illegitimate children included three by his best known lover, Domitila, Marchioness of Santos:

  1. Isabel Maria de Alcântara Brasileiro, Duchess of Goiás (born 23 May 1824)[66][67]
  2. Pedro de Alcântara Brasileiro (born 7 December 1825)[68] He died in infancy.[67]
  3. Maria Isabel, Duchess of Ceará (born 13 August 1827)[69] She died of meningitis in October 1828.[70]

He had other illegitimate children, including a son Rodrigo (born in November 1823) with Domitila's sister Maria Bendita, baroness of Sorocaba,[71] and a son with Frenchwoman Clémence Saisset.[72] His lovers were reputed to include the wife of French naturalist Aimé Bonpland,[71][72] ballerina Noemí Valençay (also known as Noémi Thierry),[73][74] and the wife of General Jorge de Avilez, commander of the Rio garrison,[72][74] among many others.[72]

See also


  1. ^ Lustosa 2006, p. 36.
  2. ^ Calmon 1950, p. 14.
  3. ^ Sousa 1972a, pp. 10–11.
  4. ^ a b Macaulay 1986, p. 6.
  5. ^ Calmon 1975, p. 3.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Branco 1838, p. XXXVI.
  7. ^ Barman 1999, p. 424.
  8. ^ Calmon 1950, pp. 5, 9.
  9. ^ Sousa 1972a, p. 10.
  10. ^ Calmon 1950, p. 11.
  11. ^ Sousa 1972a, pp. 5, 9.
  12. ^ Calmon 1950, p. 12.
  13. ^ Macaulay 1986, p. 3.
  14. ^ Sousa 1972a, p. 9.
  15. ^ a b c Macaulay 1986, p. 7.
  16. ^ a b Sousa 1972a, p. 12.
  17. ^ Barman 1999, p. 14.
  18. ^ a b Macaulay 1986, p. 33.
  19. ^ Barman 1999, p. 41.
  20. ^ Costa 1972, pp. 12–13.
  21. ^ a b Costa 1972, p. 29.
  22. ^ a b Costa 1972, p. 30.
  23. ^ Costa 1972, p. 34.
  24. ^ Costa 1972, pp. 33, 35.
  25. ^ Costa 1972, p. 32.
  26. ^ Costa 1972, p. 42.
  27. ^ a b c Costa 1972, p. 45.
  28. ^ Costa 1972, p. 62.
  29. ^ Costa 1972, pp. 68–69.
  30. ^ Costa 1972, p. 69.
  31. ^ Costa 1972, pp. 70–71.
  32. ^ Costa 1972, p. 71.
  33. ^ Costa 1972, pp. 77–78.
  34. ^ Costa 1972, pp. 83–85.
  35. ^ Costa 1972, p. 99.
  36. ^ Costa 1972, p. 100.
  37. ^ Costa 1972, p. 89.
  38. ^ Costa 1972, pp. 123–124.
  39. ^ Costa 1972, p. 125.
  40. ^ Costa 1972, p. 135.
  41. ^ Costa 1972, pp. 135–139.
  42. ^ Costa 1972, pp. 137–141.
  43. ^ Costa 1972, p. 142.
  44. ^ a b Costa 1972, p. 171.
  45. ^ Costa 1972, pp. 163–166.
  46. ^ Costa 1972, p. 167.
  47. ^ Costa 1972, p. 168.
  48. ^ Costa 1972, pp. 177–180.
  49. ^ Costa 1972, pp. 180–181.
  50. ^ Costa 1972, pp. 182–184.
  51. ^ Costa 1972, pp. 187–191.
  52. ^ Costa 1972, p. 195.
  53. ^ Costa 1972, pp. 196–198.
  54. ^ Costa 1972, pp. 203–204.
  55. ^ Costa 1972, pp. 205–206.
  56. ^ Costa 1972, p. 206.
  57. ^ Costa 1972, p. 206–207.
  58. ^ Costa 1972, p. 211.
  59. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Branco 1838, p. XXXVII.
  60. ^ Rodrigues 1863, p. 71.
  61. ^ Costa 1972, p. 209.
  62. ^ "Carta Constitucional de 1826" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  63. ^ Branco 1838, p. XXIV.
  64. ^ a b c d e f Barman 1999, p. 11.
  65. ^ Branco 1838, pp. XXXVI–XXXVII.
  66. ^ Costa 1972, pp. 104, 107.
  67. ^ a b Macaulay 1986, p. 196.
  68. ^ Costa 1972, p. 104.
  69. ^ Costa 1972, p. 130.
  70. ^ Macaulay 1986, p. 228.
  71. ^ a b Macaulay 1986, p. 170.
  72. ^ a b c d Costa 1972, p. 68.
  73. ^ Costa 1972, p. 67.
  74. ^ a b Macaulay 1986, p. 53.


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Further reading

Pedro I of Brazil
Cadet branch of the House of Aviz
Born: 12 October 1798 Died: 24 September 1834
Regnal titles
New title
Acclaimed as Emperor of Brazil
Emperor of Brazil
12 October 1822 – 7 April 1831
Succeeded by
Pedro II
Preceded by
John VI
King of Portugal and the Algarves
10 March – 28 May 1826
Succeeded by
Maria II

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