Friday, June 19, 2015

Fact of the Day: Rio Portugal

In 1807 the Napoleonic Wars were not looking too great for Portugal. Queen Maria I and the royal family fled Lisbon days before French forces invaded. They traveled all the way to Brazil, where the capital of Portugal was no longer in Portugal. The royal family ruled in Rio de Janeiro rather than Lisbon until 1821.

15 comments:

Huggybear said...

Queen Maria 1 is an interesting person.
She was referred to as Maria, the Pious in Portugal
and Maria, the Mad in Brazil.
She suffered from the same disease (porphyria) as George 111 of England, whom
Americans should be well aware of.
However historians in both Portugal and Brazil hold her in high esteem.
Her history is well worth reading.
Good "Fact of the Day", Adam - well done.
Cheers
Colin (Brisbane.Australia)

RaeAbigael said...

i love royal stories! :)
anyway, adam, is your wife a Filipina? I've been curious for so long. hehe. :)

Moscow Blogger said...

oh so interesting)

DEZMOND said...

you see, he brutally conquered and invaded all Europe and still nobody considers him the biggest dictator or villain of all times.... Care to guess why?

Huggybear said...

Dezmond !!
I thought this fact of the day was on Queen Maria of Portugal - not on Emperor Napoleon.
Anyhow the Napoleonic laws still remain laws in France, so he wasn't all that naughty.
Colin

Dascha said...

Interesting!

x

Adam said...

She is Laotian

Manzanita said...

Why?

Pat Hatt said...

She sure traveled a long way, good thing to do to avoid any war

Christine said...

interesting!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

First I've heard of that

Maude Lynn said...

I didn't know that!

Pilar Domínguez said...

Very interesting, Adam! thanks for the information. It was utterly new for me. Kisses:)
I totally agree with you about the fact we are very picky when we look for a swimming suit,eheheh.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very interesting post!

stephen Hayes said...

I knew this as part of my Portuguese heratige