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1798, Oct 121834, Sep 24
the founder and first ruler of the Empire of Brazil. As King Dom Pedro IV, he reigned briefly over Portugal, where he also became known as "the Liberator" as well as "the Soldier King". Born in Lisbon, Pedro I was the fourth child of King Dom João VI of Portugal and Queen Carlota Joaquina, and thus a member of the House of Braganza. When their country was invaded by French troops in 1807, he and his family fled to Portugal's largest and wealthiest colony, Brazil.
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09/07/1822- Pedro I, son of king John VI of Portugal, declares independence for Brazil from Portugal (National Day)
12/01/1822-Dom Pedro I crowned emperor of Brazil
04/07/1831-Dom Pedro I abdicates to son, Dom Pedro II crowned emperor of Brazil 
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