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Pedro I

(1798—1834)

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Brazil

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The largest country in South America. Brazil borders ten countries, has a coastline 7400 km (4600 miles) long, and straddles the equator from latitude 4° N to past latitude 33° S.

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José Bonifacio Andrada e Silva

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(1763–1838)

Brazilian scientist and statesman. In 1821 he gave his support to the regent Pedro, who was left in charge when his father John VI returned to Portugal. By mid‐1822...

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Pedro II

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(1812–91)

Emperor of Brazil (1831–89). The son of Pedro I, he succeeded under a regency when his father abdicated (1831). The central government was unable to quell the uprisings...

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