Portuguese-born Brazilian political leader who declared Brazil's independence from Portugal in 1822. He served as Brazil's first emperor from 1822 until 1831, when he abdicated. He also served briefly as King Pedro IV of Portugal (1826).
Pedro-i Sentence Examples
In 1720 Villa Rica became the capital of the newly created captaincy of Minas Geraes, and in 1823 the capital of the province of the same name under the empire of Dom Pedro I.
The two English authorities, Robert Southey's History of Brazil, covering the colonial period, and John Armitage's History of Brazil, covering the period between the arrival of the Braganza family (1808) and the abdication of Dom Pedro I.
(1357-1433), king of Portugal, the natural son of Pedro I.