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Photo in Cascais October 5 at the Plaza, we have the statue of King Pedro IV of Portugal in Brazil I

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Pedro I of Brazil (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpedɾu]; English: Peter I, October 12, 1798 – September 24, 1834), was the founder and first ruler of the Empire of Brazil and also King of Portugal as Pedro IV, having reigned for eight years in Brazil and two months in Portugal.
Pedro was born around 8:00 a.m. on 12 October 1798 at the Queluz National Palace, near Lisbon, Portugal. Named after St. Peter of Alcantara, his name in full was Pedro de Alcântara Francisco António João Carlos Xavier de Paula Miguel Rafael Joaquim José Gonzaga Pascoal Cipriano Serafim (English: Peter of Alcantara Francis Anthony John Charles Xavier of Paula Michael Raphael Joachim Joseph Gonzaga Pascal Cyprian Seraph).
Through his father, Prince Regent Dom João (later King Dom João VI), he was a member of the House of Braganza and was referred to using the honorific "Dom" (Lord) from birth.He was a grandson of Dom Pedro III, who married his own niece Dona Maria I (daughter of King Dom José I).His mother was Infanta Doña Carlota Joaquina, daughter of Don Carlos IV (Charles IV), King of Spain.
The second eldest male child, Pedro became the heir to his father as Prince of Beira upon the death of his elder brother António in 1801.João had been acting as regent on behalf of his mother, Queen Maria I, since 1792 when she became incurably insane.By 1802 Pedro's parents were separated, with João living in the Mafra National Palace and Carlota Joaquina in the Palace of Ramalhão.Pedro, as well as his siblings, lived far alway from his father and mother and resided in the Queluz Palace, along with his grandmother Maria I. The young prince only saw João and Carlota Joaquina during affairs of state that occurred in Queluz.
Tradition in the Portuguese Royal House demanded that Pedro was to be taken care by an aia (governess), who would be in charge of the prince's personal establishment (or chamber), composed of several servants. Of the women chosen for the post, the most important was the last, Dona Maria Genoveva do Rêgo e Matos, whom Pedro regarded as his surrogate mother. She "was subject to his tantrums, but she received and returned his love." At age 7, Pedro was to be placed under the charge of an aio (supervisor), who "would guide his upbringing and oversee his education".

Nikon D40X
2011/09/30 11:12:29.3
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 10mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/2000 sec - F/10
Exposure Comp.: -2.3 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Preset
AF Mode: AF-A
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: +3°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: Off
High ISO NR: Off

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