|Empire of Brazil|
Império do Brasil
Independência ou Morte!
"Hino Nacional Brasileiro"
The Old Empire's territory, 1822
|Capital||Rio de Janeiro|
|Government||Constitutional parliamentary monarchy|
|Emperor||D. Pedro I (1822-1831)|
D. Pedro II (1831-1901)
D. Isabel I (1901-1921)
D. Pedro III (1921-1957)
|Population||60 million (1957)|
The Empire of Brazil was the Brazilian constitutional monarchy which existed from the country's independence in 1822 until 1957, with the taking over of the parliament and establishment of the absolute monarchy. A modern version of the Empire was restored in 1993 after a plebiscite decided so.