Liberal Revolution of 1820

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liberal Revolution of 1820
The General and Extraordinary Cortes of the Portuguese Nation that approved the first Portuguese Constitution
Date24 August 1820
Location Portugal
ParticipantsPortuguese society

The Liberal Revolution of 1820 (Portuguese: Revolução Liberal) was a Portuguese political revolution that started in 1820. It began with a insurrection in the city of Porto. The revolution became peaceful, it spread to the rest of the country. The Revolution resulted in the return in 1821 of the Portuguese Court to Portugal from Brazil, where it had fled during the Peninsular War.[1] The 1822 Constitution was ratified and implemented. The movement's liberal ideas had an important effect on Portuguese society in the 19th century.

References[change | change source]

  1. CasaHistória website, "Independence and Empire", retrieved 12 June 2007