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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.
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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.
They told authorities that 203 of their peers had died, Carlotta Sami, a spokeswoman for UNHCR in Italy, told dpa.
Wedi cyfnod gyda'i brawd Ioan yn y grwp Carlotta, ac yna cyfnod gyda'r Moniars, cyhoeddodd Elin ei halbym unigol gynta yn 2003.
25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Hope Natural Media, the leading media resource and information provider for the natural, organics and healthy lifestyle industry, today announced that Carlotta Mast, senior director of content and insights, has been named to the board of directors of Naturally Boulder, an economic development organization whose mission is to nurture start-up natural products companies and promote Boulder and Colorado's Front Range as the epicenter of the natural products movement.
Mullins doubled his tally for the night when Daring Carlotta maintained her unbeaten record after she ran out a clear cut winner of the bumper under the trainer's son Patrick.
His remark about Osama bin Laden was rather timely, as Carlotta Gall in her article titled "What Pakistan knew about Bin Laden" accused Pakistan of providing OBD safe haven in Pakistan.
According to the New York Times, elsewhere in the world, the International New York Times published a story by Carlotta Gall that closely examines links between Pakistan and Osama bin Laden.