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0703: Rosanna Blake Collection
Marshall University Archives and Special Collections
Carte de visite of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico and wife Carlotta, ca. 1864-1867, b&w Maximilian I of Mexico (6 July 1832 – 19 June 1867; born Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph of Austria) was a member of the Imperial House of Habsburg-Lorraine. After a distinguished career in the Austrian Navy he was proclaimed Emperor of Mexico, during the Second Mexican Empire, with the backing of Napoleon III of France and a group of Mexican monarchists on 10 April 1864. Maximillian tried earnestly to solve Mexico's problems but could not: he was caught by liberal forces in 1867 and executed. Carlotta was Daughter of Leopold I of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, king of Belgium, a Protestant, and Louise of France, a Catholic, the Princess Charlotte married Maximilian, archduke of Austria, younger brother of the Hapsburg Austrian Emperor Francis Joseph I, on July 27, 1856.
Subject Terms: Mexico
People: Carlotta Emperor Maximilian Empress Carlotta Maximilian I
"Carte de visite of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico and wife Carlotta" (1864). 0703: Rosanna Blake Collection, 1818-2000. 240.