Brazil Timeline

Events

Portuguese arrive in Brazil

1500

The Portuguese were under the command of Pedro Alvares Cabral, who claimed this new land as his own.

The Dutch desire Brazilian occupancy and domination

1630

The Dutch chose this year to invade the country, now largely occupied by Portuguese.

The Portuguese drive the Dutch from their country

1654

They finally regain control of their country once again.

Portugal signs a treaty with Spain

1750

The treaty signing fixes their area of rule in South America.

The Royals relocate from Portugal to Brazil

1808 - 1821

The Royals run both Brazil and their homeland from Rio de Janeiro

Brazil becomes independent

1822

Brazil finally declares its independence from Portugal.

Brazil Abolishes Slavery

1888 A.D.

Brazil proclaims itself a republic

1889

Brazil officially declares war on Germany

1917

Getulio Vargas elected the President of Brazil

1930

He was elected by Military Officials

Brazil declares war on the Axis in the Second World War

1942

Brazil becomes a part of the United Nations Organization

1945

Vargas is overthrown in a military coup

1945