Empress Leopoldina

Gone Pfeiffer, Austrian of birth, only son woman of a family of the beginning of century XIX was servant, in contrast of the girls of its time, in return of its brothers and, since early, she more was interested for the tricks and company of the side boys, leaving the traditional creation of the time. When adolescent, it delivers to a tutor, finally it started to learn to deal with the sewing, it cooks and art, beyond getting common knowledges enough to face its adult life and its future obligations. Although if she has interested for its tutor, its family presented a older man to it, already widower and father of three children whom if she would transform to follow in its husband. Although to live well in this new life, with better conditions that in its proper family, Gone possua uneasy spirit, will to know more than had known it of the world surrounded that it. One was interested for sciences, history and all the information that the world could provide to it. Some years later, she is widower and, already next to the half age, with grown stepsons and possessing of small deriving inheritance of the marriage bows, Gone is decided to know it the world where it lived, beyond the limits of same Vienna and of its country. In middle of century XIX it initiates in general what she would be its first one comes back to the world, travelling of ship for lands never stepped on by Austrians or foreigners. Solitary trip that took it India, to the next east, the islands of the Pacific and the great capitals of all the Land.

It was received by kings and queens and it knew diverse cultures. In its two returns to the world, second sponsored for the Austrian cut, also arrived in port in Brazil? Rio De Janeiro. Its impressions on the city, cited in its daily one, are desolating. It attracted it to nothing in the ground where its countrywoman, Empress Leopoldina had lived and died decades before, to the 27 years of age. It detestou the cut, the churches, the mesclado people, the odors of the insalubridade and the mediocrity of the life of the tropics. Determined to know Petrpolis she obtained to dedicate some words positive on the climate and the people who had immigrated for there, in the German majority, exactly having passed for an assault in the road while it was dislocated from the capital for this city. In all the places for where it passed collected representative specimens and objects that they had been donated and are part of collections in Austrian museums. Its long and significant life earns in its daily gamma of colors of a full and instigante existence – different of all the women of its time, it surpassed the walls of the common place and gained space in history books.