Caio Castro & Letícia Colin como Dom Pedro e Dona
Leopoldina em “Novo Mundo”.
(Caio Castro & Leticia Colin as Don Pedro and Dona Leopoldina in “New World”).
Maria Leopoldina (1797-1826) was an Austrian Archduchess and wife of Pedro I, first Emperor of Brazil. She was a well-educated, bright young woman who was much beloved in her adopted homeland. She was a bright girl and a diligent student particularly fond of biology and other sciences. She learned French, Latin, piano and riding.
Pedro (1798 - 1834) was a handsome, energetic young man who preferred action and physical activity to studying and statecraft. He was an excellent horseman, and it was through riding that he first found common ground with the wife Leopoldina. However, He was a womanizer and had a long string of lovers even before and after Leopoldina arrived in Brazil.
Isabel and Lepoldina of Brazil, the only children of Pedro II and
Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies to survive to adulthood. They had an elder brother named Afonso, and a younger brother named Pedro Afonso, who both died before the age of 3.