Pedro II of Brazil

1825 - 1891

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Dom Pedro II (English: Peter II; 2 December 1825 – 5 December 1891), nicknamed "the Magnanimous", was the second and last monarch of the Empire of Brazil, reigning for over 58 years. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, the seventh child of Emperor Dom Pedro I of Brazil and Empress Dona Maria Leopoldina and thus a member of the Brazilian branch of the House of Braganza. His father's abrupt abdication and departure to Europe in 1831 left the five year-old as emperor and led to a grim and lonely childhood and adolescence, obliged to spend his time studying in preparation for rule. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pedro II of Brazil has received more than 1,784,784 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia. Pedro II of Brazil is the 1,069th most popular politician (down from 950th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Brazil and the 5th most popular Brazilian Politician.

Pedro II of Brazil is most famous for being the last Brazilian Emperor and for his abolition of slavery.

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Among politicians, Pedro II of Brazil ranks 1,069 out of 15,710Before him are Himiko, Aristides, Idris of Libya, Zacchaeus, Frederick I of Sweden, and Grigory Zinoviev. After him are Octavia the Younger, Li Si, Andrew Johnson, Clement Attlee, Xuande Emperor, and Baldur von Schirach.

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Among people born in 1825, Pedro II of Brazil ranks 6Before him are Johann Strauss II, Thomas Henry Huxley, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jean-Martin Charcot, and Ferdinand Lassalle. After him are Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Garnier, Paul Kruger, Marie of Prussia, Eduard Hanslick, and Emil Erlenmeyer. Among people deceased in 1891, Pedro II of Brazil ranks 11Before him are Helena Blavatsky, Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Léo Delibes, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, and Georges-Eugène Haussmann. After him are Theo van Gogh, P. T. Barnum, Ivan Goncharov, Leopold Kronecker, Jules Grévy, and Prince Napoléon Bonaparte.

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Among people born in Brazil, Pedro II of Brazil ranks 12 out of 1,947Before him are Jair Bolsonaro (1955), Dilma Rousseff (1947), Zico (1953), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Michel Temer (1940), and Didi (1928). After him are Jorge Amado (1912), Mário Zagallo (1931), Sócrates (1954), Ronaldo (1976), Vavá (1934), and Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927).


Among politicians born in Brazil, Pedro II of Brazil ranks 5Before him are Jair Bolsonaro (1955), Dilma Rousseff (1947), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), and Michel Temer (1940). After him are Getúlio Vargas (1882), Sérgio Vieira de Mello (1948), Maria II of Portugal (1819), Juscelino Kubitschek (1902), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931), Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco (1897), and Zumbi (1655).