Topoi: Revista de História
Print version ISSN 1518-3319
HERMANN, Jacqueline. The King of America: notes on the late acclamation of D. João VI in Brazil.Translated byEoin Paul O'Neill. Topoi [online]. 2007, vol.3Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1518-3319.
The article presents some analytical possibilities for the delayed decision to acclaim D. João VI in Brazil, though the King had assumed the title of monarch following the death of his mother, the Queen D. Maria I, on 20 March 1816. The decision to hold the acclamation and the grandiose form of the ceremony almost two years later have to be analyzed in light of the changed in the European context after the defeat of Napoleon, the restoration of monarchical forces through the treaties of the Congress of Vienna, and in Brazil by taking into account the new profiles of D. João's ministers in the final years of his stay in America.