The story of the royal house of Brazil, which has just lost the one who could have been the emperor of the country

Brazil was a monarchy until 1889, when the Portuguese house of Braganza, who arrived from Portugal after the invasion of that country by Napoleon's troops, reigned there.

This weekend Luis Gastón de Orleans and Braganza, head of the Imperial House of Brazil, died at the age of 84 at the Santa Catalina hospital in São Paulo, who, had there been a monarchy in this country, would have held the title of constitutional emperor and defender perpetual of Brazil.

He was the first-born of the 12 children of Prince Pedro Enrique of Orleans and Braganza, who was head of the . . .

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