João VI, King of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves.

João VI

King of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves

20.3.1816–10.3.1826

* 13. May 1767, † 10. Mar 1826

Until the death of his mother, Maria I of Portugal (1734-1816), João VI was Prince Regent. In 1816, after her death, João VI was pronounced King of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves in Rio de Janeiro. Dom João was good-natured, dutiful and modest, placing little value on outward appearances. He was happy in Brazil, and soon after his arrival set about organizing these vast lands. On 16 December 1815 he raised Brazil to the status of a kingdom which was thereafter called the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves.

João VI, King of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves.