Dom Pedro II of Brazil
Dom Pedro II
Historical Figure
Nationality: Brazil
Date of Birth: 1825
Date of Death: 1891
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Occupation: Politician, Monarch
Spouse: Theresa Christina of the Two Sicilies (d. 1889)
Children: Four, only one of whom survived him
House: Braganza
Political Office(s): Emperor of Brazil
Turtledove Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Pedro II (2 December 1825 – 5 December 1891), nicknamed "the Magnanimous" was the second and last Emperor of Brazil. His reign saw the abolition of slavery in the Empire. Despite initial success as Emperor, Pedro began losing interest in politics and ruling effectively. After a reign of 58 years, he was deposed in 1889, and died of pneumonia in France two years later.

Dom Pedro II in The Guns of the SouthEdit

Under Dom Pedro II, Brazil extended recognition to the Confederate States after the Army of Northern Virginia took Washington City in 1864. President Jefferson Davis felt that, given Brazil's reliance on slavery, it should have extended recognition sooner.[1]

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Pedro I
Emperor of Brazil
7 April 1831 – 15 November 1889
Monarchy abolished
Republic established under
President Deodoro da Fonseca