Maximilian Caesar Mexico The Austrian Emperor of America
Maximilian Caesar Mexico The Austrian Emperor of America The story of an Austrian prince who was appointed Emperor forgotten piece of history
To be royalty and prince can be a good job. But it was the mere knowledge of Maximilian of the Austrian Habsburgs, who was also the younger brother of Franz Josef, who was the last to inherit the crown of the Austro-Hungarian Empire controlled by his family for several centuries, which pushed him to relocation abroad. Which eventually led to his death.
How does an Austrian regent come to Mexico?
The story that was . Word by word.
Napoleon the III had just conquered parts of Mexico but no one was serious about volunteering to be the ruler of the place. Two months’ sailing from Europe, which is relatively safe for the new continent.
Who wants to be the Emperor of Mexico?
What did Napoleon III do, not the short but revered one, the tall and energetic one? He began to perform a bounty hunter.
He wandered among the royal houses in Europe and sought a ruler. Who wants to be king of Mexico?
Napoleon promised Good conditions for the candidate. And note that no less than Emperador Maximiliano I de México
But being just a Mexican king is not a good job To the emperor’s brother .
Maximilian, Caesar’s brother, wanted to be Caesar himself. So Napoleon simply gave him the title, received the blessing of Franz Joseph and sent Maximilian to the end of the world.
Maximilian Caesar of Mexico! What a huge title but without much content, and no restaurants with taco and burritos.
As Maximilian emperor he left an impressive legacy. The Year of the Empire of the Viennese sailor is characterized by massive construction and restoration of the capital city of Mexico City. To this day, many people in Mexico are called Maximilian.
But the end was tragic for the Austrian emperor.
The citizens of Mexico did not really understand why they needed a hired emperor from faraway Europe.
On the first occasion they murdered the hired emperor and his body was brought for burial in Vienna.
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