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Brazil’s Dom Pedro II, Greatest Ruler of the 19th Century?

Guest Speaker: Dr. Dan Breen, Lecturer, Brandeis University

During his 58 years of power, Dom Pedro II was idolized in the United States for his passionate support for science and the arts and his opposition to slavery. He deserves to be ranked along with Abraham Lincoln as one of the Western Hemisphere’s most consequential political leaders of the19th Century.