Pedro I, Consider As The Founder of Brazil. The people of Brazil wanted independence and a constitution. Their constitution had freedom of the press, freedom of religion, and an elected legislature.
Dom Pedro refused to return to Portugal and became the emperor of Brazil. For the first 50 years of Portuguese control of Brazil, it was not paid attention to.
But in 1808, the Portuguese court moved to Rio de Janeiro, but then moved back to Portugal. Dom Pedro was left in charge and eventually declared independence in a peaceful fashion.