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Handwritten letter from Dom Pedro II (1864)

Handwritten letter from Dom Pedro II (1864)

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The last monarch of the Empire of Brazil, Dom Pedro II, formally thanks a cardinal for his Christmas wishes.

Letter from Emperor Pedro II, with a broad "Emperor" signature, to a Cardinal, in gratitude for Christmas wishes. One page. In old Portuguese. 39.5 cm x 32 cm. Rio de Janeiro, May 30, 1864. Medium state, a wine stain (from Dom Pedro II or the Cardinal?) that does not affect the visibility of the text. Single piece.


Illustrisimo and Reverendissimo in Christo Padre, Cardinal Amat Meu as a Beloved Brother. I, Dom Pedro II, by the Grace of God, Constitutional Emperor and Perpetual Defender of Brazil, send you many greetings as whom I love and am in prison. It was with great pleasure that I received the letter in which you express your feelings to me on the occasion of the most Holy Christmas in the near future. I sincerely thank you for the wishes you will make for my happiness as well as for the prosperity of the Empire, whose destinies are entrusted to me and asking you that My Name be always remembered in your prayers, I take this opportunity to renew to you the assurances of the high appreciation that I have for Your virtues Illustrisimo and Reverendissimo in Christo Padre Cardinal Amat. Our Lord May You Be in His Holy Guard. Written in the Palace of Rio de Janeiro on May 30, 1864. Emperor.


Illustrisimo and Reverendissimo in Christo Padre Cardinal Amat Meu As a Beloved Brother.

Dom Pedro II (1825 - 1891) was the second and last monarch of the Empire of Brazil, reigning the country for 58 years. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, the youngest son of Emperor Dom Pedro I, who quickly abdicated: at the age of five, Pedro II was already Emperor, growing up with the desire to support his country and the Brazilian people.

During his reign, Dom Pedro II strongly developed Brazil which became an emerging power. Political stability, the abolition of slavery despite opposition and freedom of expression made him a monarch admired internationally by personalities such as scientist Charles Darwin, writer Friedrich Nietzsche and composer Richard Wagner.

Despite his popularity, he was overthrown and spent the last two years of his life in exile in Europe.

Dom Pedro II is certainly one of the best known Brazilian historical personalities, both in Brazil and abroad. Consequently, collectors' demand for autograph documents of the Emperor is constant and growing. This piece has an interesting particularity... a mysterious red stain.

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