Profile of the Day: Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil

Posted November 14, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment

Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil

91 years ago today, Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil, died while living in exile in France. During her father’s absences abroad, Isabel acted as regent in his place. It was during her final regency that she signed into law the Golden Law, which emancipated all slaves in Brazil and earned her the nickname, “the Redemptress.” Although the act was immensely popular with the people, it was met with strong opposition from powerful plantation owners. In 1889, her father Pedro II was deposed in a military coup and Isabel would live the rest of her life in exile.

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