Pedro II was the 2nd and last Emperor of Brazil. His biggest triumph in his reign was the abolition of slavery in Brazil. His monarchy came to a end when a unexpected coup (by a group of military leaders) ousted him from power. By this time he was tired of the leadership and was very unemotional about it. He later said "If it is so, it will be my retirement. I have worked too hard and I am tired. I will go rest then." before he was sent in exile in Europe.