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In Querétaro, the embalmed body of former Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico is released to Austrian official for repatriation to Vienna.


After almost three months, the body of former Mexican Emperor Maximilian I was released to Austrian officials to be returned for royal burial in the Hapsburg crypt of the Capuchin Chapel in Vienna where his brother Franz Joseph ruled as Emperor. The ill-fated Maximilian had been tried before a public military tribunal at the Itirbede Theater in Querétaro in mid-June, found guilty of bearing arms against the Republic, and given the mandatory sentence of death.  The sentence was carried out by firing squad on June 19, 1867. Since then his embalmed body had been held at the Hospital of St. Andres in Querétaro.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Percy F. Martin, Maximilian in Mexico: The Story of the French Intervention, 1861-1867 (London: Constable and Company, Ltd., 1914), 388-389.