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At Vera Cruz, Emperor Maximilian of Mexico arrives in his new country for the first time

Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, circa 1864, detail
05/28/1864
Emperor Maximilian of Mexico had accepted the throne of Mexico in principle in October 1863 and had been formally sworn in Trieste on April 10, 1864.  He and his wife, the Empress Carlotta, travelled from Europe in an Austrian naval flotilla and arrived at the harbor at Vera Cruz in the afternoon to great celebration. From there, they proceeded to Puebla and then on to Mexico City. 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), 105-106. 

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