After 1816, the migration of French people to Rio de Janeiro intensified. In addition to the so-called French Mission, soldiers, merchants, adventurers and also men of letters came to settle in the Rio de Janeiro court. Some of these worked in the press that emerged after Independence, supporting the Emperor against the attacks of Brazilian liberals. This French presence in Brazilian public life was perceived by contemporaries and opposed by those who saw the support given to d. Pedro by some of the most influential French, such as Plancher, foreign interference in internal affairs. This was one of the clashes that marked the end of the First Reign.
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Prof. Isabel Lustosa
Integrated Researcher CHAM/NOVA