• DOM PEDRO II (1825 - 1891). Colorized Photo by Fernando Ribeiro.
Dom Pedro II was the second and last Emperor of Brazil. He became prince regent at the age of five, when his father Dom Pedro I abdicated the throne. At the age of 15 he was declared the greatest and crowned Emperor of Brazil. His reign began on July 23, 1840 and ended on November 15, 1889, when the Republic was proclaimed.