Dom Pedro II and wife

Important moments in history can be forgotten or even ignored over time, but sometimes when faced with the topic that curiosity is aroused. With the soap opera Nos Tempos do Imperador, the public has been asking questions about the history of Brazil and what happened at the time of the monarchy. Do you know if Dom Pedro II was expelled from Brazil?

In the year in which Nos Tempos do Imperador is set, 1856, the country’s monarchy is portrayed as beloved by the people. But that’s just part of the story. Dom Pedro II was expelled from Brazil and the end of his life was far from the Tupinikim lands.

Was Dom Pedro II expelled from Brazil?

Dom Pedro II, the last emperor of the country, was expelled with his family. This happened after the Proclamation of the Republic, on November 15, 1889.

The civil and military revolt against the monarchy removed Dom Pedro II from power in Brazil.

With the new government installed, Brazil became a country with decentralized power and installed federalism. The first president was Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca, an influential military man who assumed a provisional government after the Proclamation of the Republic, from 1889 to 1891.

Thus, Dom Pedro II and the rest of the royal family that lived in Brazil were expelled. All went into exile in Europe. Only in 1920, then president Epitácio Pessoa revoked the ban on the imperial family from Brazil; at that time Dom Pedro II and Teresa Cristina were already dead.

Princess Isabel died in 1921 and Count D’Eu a year later. Leopoldina de Bragança died in 1871.

Dom Pedro II and Teresa Cristina in 1888, a year before the exile began – Photo: São Paulo State Legislative Assembly/Reproduction

Emperor’s death

Dom Pedro II died in exile in 1891, victim of severe pneumonia. Interestingly, this was the same year that the Countess of Barral died, Luísa also had pneumonia and died months before the last emperor of Brazil.

The remains of Dom Pedro II remained in Lisbon, Portugal, until 1922, when his and Teresa Cristina’s bodies were sent to Brazil to be buried here in a commemoration of 100 years of Brazil’s independence and separation from Portugal. Along with his daughter Isabel and his son-in-law Conde D’Eu, the remains of Dom Pedro II are in the Imperial Mausoleum, in the Cathedral of Petrópolis.

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Tombs of Pedro II and D. Teresa Cristina in the center, Princess Isabel on the left and Conde d’Eu on the right in the Imperial Mausoleum – Photo: Public Domain/Reproduction

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