Some people led extraordinary lives
Our 'King-soldier', Pedro the 'Liberator' , was born in Portugal 219 years ago. When he turned 24 he was proclaimed the first emperor of Brazil, to which he had recently given independence from Portugal. That day was also 12th October, of 1822. These two dates were not too hard for me to memorize because I was also born on 12th of October, though not in 1798!!
Over the course of Pedro's short life he abdicated the throne twice, was father to 19 children and fought many battles for freedom, in two different continents. Pedro's heart is nowadays the most amazing treasure the city of Porto has in its care.
In this post I share a couple more of utterly unbelievable -real- stories about him...!
Sérgio is the founder of PRT, a keen runner since 1999 and a friendly running tour guide since 2015.
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