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Sat, 09.07.1822

Brazil Gains Independence From Portugal

*On this date in 1822, Brazil gained Independence from Portugal.  

This episode comprised a series of political and military events that occurred from 1821–1824, involving disputes between Brazil and Portugal regarding the call for independence presented by the Brazilian Empire.  Brazil was the first destination in building Portugal’s 15th century slavery empire from Africa.  

There are more Brazilians of African descent than in any other country in the world outside of the African continent. Independence is celebrated on the anniversary of the date in 1822 that prince regent Dom Pedro declared Brazil's independence from the former United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and Algarve’s.

Formal recognition came with a treaty three years later, signed by both the new Empire of Brazil and the Kingdom of Portugal in late 1825.  


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