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Isabel, 1846–1921, princess imperial of Brazil; eldest daughter of Pedro II. She acted as regent in her father's absence. Her marriage to the comte d'Eu added to her own unpopularity and probably contributed to the growing republican sentiment of her time. Along with her father, she is remembered for her espousal of the cause of emancipation. On May 13, 1888, she signed the law abolishing slavery, which alienated the large landholders and precipitated the downfall of the empire. When Pedro II was deposed and exiled (1889), Isabel followed him to Paris with her family and spent the remainder of her life there.


See C. H. Haring, Empire in Brazil (1958).

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In that same year, Isabel and Ruben launched a fragrance line and debuted it at Lane Bryant.
"Isabel's fun-loving nature came to the fore at the school discos, where she was the first to step onto the dance floor with her pupils.
Isabel said: "I remember being told I had to apply for the medal, but I never got around to it.
In the final months of her life, Isabel and husband Stuart made it their mission to create as many happy memories as possible with their young family.
He has arranged the gig at the Picket in Liverpool's Baltic Quarter to gather money for Isabel's children - son Dylan, nine and daughter Lucy, six.
Isabel's initial plan is to financially support Madame Merle in a comfortable but not elaborate residence in Rome, where Gilbert will unavoidably have to see her; she further intends to finance Gilbert's living in the Palazzo Roccanera, the Rome house whose title bears Isabel's name.
Doctors diagnosed Isabel was a grade four glioblastoma, a fast-growing and incurable brain tumour which would require an urgent operation.
Before her death, Isabel said she wanted money made from the book to go towards children's cancer charity Latch, along with Dreams and Wishes and Brainstrust.
Isabel failed to 'sufficiently establish the alleged grave and irreparable injury he stands to suffer if the relief prayed for is not granted.'
Mr Musliu Lawal, a parent, said: 'I had already bought the admission form of a certain school, which I considered to be of standard when a colleague told me about Saint Isabel Group of Schools and their unique educational qualities.