Proclamation of the Brazilian Republic Completes 130 Years

On November 15th, 1889, Marshal Deodoro, along with a troop of about a thousand soldiers, left his home in downtown Rio, near the Central Station, to proclaim the Republic.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 1888, the Golden Law officially abolished slavery, but the Empire was in crisis.

On the one hand, it was believed that the former slavers had embraced Republican ideals to overthrow the royal family. But the scenario was much broader.

Dom Pedro II was very ill and his successor would be Princess Isabel, who was married to a Frenchman, Count D'Eu, considered unpopular, a man who had also sparked conflicts . . .

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