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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Iturbide, Augustin de 1783-1873 (search)
f the nation, and established a regency. He was declared Emperor, May 18, 1822, but rivals and public distrust caused him to abdicate, and he went to Europe in 1823. An insurrection in his favor in Mexico induced him to return in 1824, when he was seized and shot, in Padilla, July 19, 1824. His widow was granted a pension of $8,000 a year on condition that she should reside in the United States. She lived a long time in Philadelphia, and finally went to Europe. Angel, the eldest son of the Emperor, married Miss Alice Green, of Georgetown, D. C., and their son Augustin was adopted by the Emperor Maximilian as his heir. After the fall of the empire, young Augustin was educated in Georgetown College, and subsequently returned to Mexico, where his mother had large estates, and where he entered the army. In April, 1890, Lieutenant Iturbide published an attack on the Mexican government, for which he was court-martialed. The Emperor's youngest son died in Paris, France, in May, 1873.