Dona Leopoldina

VILLA- DONA MARIA LEOPOLDINA

(January 22, 1797 [Vienna, Austria] - December 11, 1826 [Paço de São Cristóvão, Brazil])

Maria Leopoldina of Austria, born Archduchess of Austria, was the driving force behind Brazil's independence.

She was the wife of Emperor D. Pedro I and the first Empress of Brazil from 1822 until her death and, for two months, Queen Consort of Portugal and the Algarves.