Today in History - December 1st. 1822 - Pedro I was crowned as Emperor of Brazil

On December 1st. 1822, Pedro I was crowned as Emperor of Brazil.
He was nicknamed 'The Liberator'.



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Pedro was born in 1798 at the Queluz Royal Palace in  Lisbon. He was a member
of the House of Braganza.



Coat of arms of the  House of Braganza - 
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His parents were Dom Juão , later King of Portugal, 
and Carlota Joaquina of Spain.

Pedro married twice. His first wife was Maria Leopoldina of Austria. 
His second wife was  Amélie of Leuchtenberg.


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Pedro died on September 24th. 1834 in Lisbon (Portugal).

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