BC: Bibliography | Lewis, Jone Johnson. "Carlota - Empress Carlota of Mexico." Women's History - Comprehensive Women's History Research Guide. 1 Nov. 1999. Web. 27 Feb. 2011.
FC: Maximilian of Austria | Cristian #9 Luis # 14 Mexican History 6A 26/02/2011
1: Maximilian was the son of the Archduke Franz Karl of Austria. He had other 4 siblings that made the Hasburg Family. Maximilian, at the age of 22, joined the navy forces as a Commander-in-chief. | Maximilian before Mexican Empire | After some years of service he became the viceroy of Lombardy, Venetia. He governed with liberal ideas and there he married Charlotte, later named Carlota.
2: Maximilian's entrance to Mexico city | Maximilian entered Mexico City in a luxurious carriage with Carlota and some soldiers to protect them. | Maximilian used an emperor outfit that had a cape, some medallions and a crown as the one a monarch uses.
3: Life at the Castillo de Chapultepec | Maximilian lived luxurious in the Chapultepec Castle. Maximilian and Carlota had many "Tertulias" in the Castle that invited many conservatives. | They brought all their furniture from Austria and used it in the Castle
4: Carlotta's role | The people started to reject Mexican rule, but Carlotta convinced his husband of not abdicating. Instead, she went to ask help to the ruler of France and to the Pope, but neither helped her. Feeling no one could help her, she fell into a serious depression. | At the time it was described as " a grave attack of mental aberration." After Maximillian was executed, she lived in seclusion the last six years of her life in Belgium, Italy. She never did recover of her mental illness and apparently never knew about her husbands death.
5: Reasons of Maximmilian's defeat by the liberals. | The main reason that made that Maximillian was defeated by the liberals was made by Napoleon III. Since Napoleon III was fighting hi own wars in Europe, he was in need for more troops, because the ones he had were not enough. | So he took the French troops he had given to Maximillian because he thought keeping France was more important than keeping Mexico.
6: Execution in "El Cerro de las Campanas" with Miramon and Mejía. | After being captured in 15 of may on 1867, Maximillian, Miramon and Mejía were judged by the 25 of January law, that states that all who helped the | French would be executed. This applied to Maximillian for being the new ruler and to Miramon and Mejia for betraying there country and helping Maximillian. All three were killed together in "El Cerro de las Campanas in 19 of June of 1867.