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19) The emperor's crown in the Imperial Museum in Petrópolis (66 kms north of Rio de Janeiro). ln 1808, Dom João VI of Portugal fled from Napoleon Bonaparte to Brazil. Rio de Janeiro became the capital of the Kingdom and the city flourished. ln 1822, Brazil became an independent state governed by an emperor and Rio continued as the capital city of the Empire.19) Coroa do Imperador no Museu Imperial de Petrópolis (66 kms ao norte do Rio de Janeiro). Em 1808, Dom João VI de Portugal fugiu de Napoleão Bonaparte para o Brasil. O Rio de Janeiro tornou-se a capital do Reinado e a cidade floresceu. Em 1822, o Brasil tomou-se um estado independente governado por um imperador, e o Rio permaneceu como capital do Império.


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