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Span. Carlota (kärlō`tä), 1840–1927, empress of Mexico, daughter of Leopold ILeopold I,
1790–1865, king of the Belgians (1831–65); youngest son of Francis Frederick, duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. After serving as a page at the court of Napoleon I and as a general of the Russian army, he married (1816) Princess Charlotte, daughter of the
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 of Belgium, christened Marie Charlotte Amélie. She married (1857) MaximilianMaximilian,
1832–67, emperor of Mexico (1864–67). As the Austrian archduke Ferdinand Maximilian, he was denied a share in the imperial government by his reactionary brother, Emperor Francis Joseph.
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, archduke of Austria and accompanied him when he went to Mexico as emperor (1864). After Napoleon IIINapoleon III
(Louis Napoleon Bonaparte), 1808–73, emperor of the French (1852–70), son of Louis Bonaparte (see under Bonaparte, family), king of Holland. Early Life
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 decided to withdraw the French troops from Mexico and the fate of the empire became apparent, she went to Europe (1866) and sought the aid of Napoleon III and the pope. Her pleas were in vain, and she broke down under the strain of her failure. The Mexican empire ended with the execution of Maximilian in 1867, but the unhappy empress survived him by 60 years.


See studies by E. Corti (1928, repr. 1976), J. Haslip (1971), and J. Taylor (1976).

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Those who heard her say that her voice, in these passages, was seraphic; but this was nothing to the superhuman notes that she gave forth in the prison scene and the final trio in FAUST, which she sang in the place of La Carlotta, who was ill.
Well, what the subscribers wanted to know was, why had Debienne and Poligny applied to Daae, when Carlotta was taken ill?
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UNHCR spokeswoman in Italy Carlotta Sami said 31 survivors of two shipwrecks, who arrived on Thursday on the Italian island of Lampedusa, reported that their boats capsized in heavy seas.
High Commissioner for Refugees spokeswoman Carlotta Sami.
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Carlotta Aytch has been appointed vice president of corporate operations risk, while Scott Socia has been promoted to vice president of loan operations.
WHAT: Madrid four-piece consisting of Carlotta Cosials, vocals and guitar, Ana Garcia Perrote, vocals and guitar, Ade Martin, bass, and Amber Grimbergen on drums.
ROME, April 19 (KUNA) -- Spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Carlotta Sami warned Sunday of further humanitarian crises in the Mediterranean, calling for promoting cooperation and coordination to rescue migrants.
UNHCR Spokeswoman, Carlotta Sami, said the vessel was trying to reach Europe with as many as 700 migrants on board when it capsized some 110Km off the Libyan coast.
Carlotta O'Keefe is happily engaged, and the wedding plans are coming together.
on Italian shores on Wednesday, Carlotta Sami, a spokeswoman for