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The newly sworn Emperor Maximilian of Mexico arrives in his capital city for the first time

Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, circa 1864, detail
06/12/1864
Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, who had accepted the throne in principle in October 1863, had been formally sworn in Trieste on April 10, 1864.  He and his wife, the Empress Carlotta, arrived in the capital city with great ceremony by railway train from Puebla, attended a ceremony at the Cathedral, and took up residence at the National Palace on the Plaza Major. Two years and two months later, Maximilian was deposed and executed at Santiago de Querétaro in central Mexico.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Frederic Hall, Life of Maximilian I, Late Emperor of Mexico, with a sketch of the Empress Carlotta (New York: James Miller, 1868), 130-131. 

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