This man was amazing
>inherited shithole country from coward father
>stabilized economy and rebuilt infrastructure
>promoted science and art
>brought Brazil from dinghies to dreadnoughts in decades
>quiet but calculating introvert
>surrendered country to regulation bloodlessly
>dies in another country watching his return to shit
>honored by same regime that opposed him
Pedro II is the greatest person to ever rule a country
>greatest person to ever rule a country
>not Frederick der GroBe
Yes, it's true he was a good leader, but he still had a very modern and superb army in comparison to his enemies.
Also, if it weren't for the death of Catherine and the rise of the Prussiaboo Peter, he would have lost the war.
Military leadership was astounding. That much is true. Leadership in general I honestly don't think he did enough to count among the greatest monarchs, I'd take into account other factors.
He did pave the way for some good shit.
Not the guy you're talking to, but Prussia was a useless backwater back then. No natural defences, no resources. It had nothing but its army. But Frederick's success wasn't just due to his army but also due to how it was commanded. Frederick saw himself alone against Austria and Russia, which were both European super powers back then. In most of his battles he fought outnumbered facing roughly two times as many men as he had. The Battle of Leuthen was military genius, applying ancient tactics to what was then modern warfare. Anyone who denies that doesn't know what he's talking about.
Save for republikeks, all of Brazil cried when they knew of Dom Pedro's death. There was a popular movement, the Canudos, calling for the restoration of the monarchy. They were all killed by the republicunts.
This man, if not at the very top of the list, is certainly up there.