Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico

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Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico Gender: M
Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph
born on 6 July 1832 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Vienna, Austria, 48n13, 16e20
Timezone LMT m16e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 13°58' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 27°38 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 11°25'

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian


Austrian royalty, the brother of Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria. He was Archduke of Austria and Emperor of Mexico, ruling the country after Napoleon III of France sent him there. When he arrived in Mexico the standing president, Benito Juarez, resisted and Maximilian ordered him shot on sight. Maximilian ruled from 1864 until the end of the U.S. Civil War in 1867. After the conclusion of the war, the U.S. was once again able to enforce the Monroe Doctrine and Napoleon was ordered to withdraw his troops from Mexico. This development prompted Max's wife, Carlotta, to go to Europe to seek aid; she was unsuccessful and went mad.

Maximilian was betrayed by a trusted aide and turned over to his enemies, resulting in his execution. He died by firing squad on 19 June 1867, Queretaro, Mexico.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Death by Homicide 19 June 1867 (Firing squad, age 34)
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Source Notes

Jim Lewis quotes Blackwell, "official records." (Same in Sabian Symbols No.662. )

Sy Scholfield quotes same time of 4AM from "Allgemeine Zeitung München," 12 July 1832, p. 776: "Wien, 6 Jul, Diesen Morgen um vier Uhr sind Ihr kaiserl. Hoheit die Frau Erzherzogin Sophie in Schönbrunn von einem Prinzen glüklich entbunden worden."

Scholfield further quotes 6:30AM from "Die Kaisergruft bei den Kapuzinern in Wien" by Cölestin Wolfsgruber (Vienna, 1887), p. 330: "Schon am 2. 4. und 4. Juli 1832 wurden in der Hofkapelle zu wien und in der Schlossekapelle zu Schönbrunn täglich von 7 Uhr früh bis 5 Uhr nachmittags ötsentliche Gebete vor dem ausgesetzten Sanctissimum verrichtet. Endlich wurde Freitag den 6. Juli um ½7 Uhr früh die Erzherzogin Sophie durch die Geburt eines Prinzen beglückt." Translation: At last, on Friday 6 July at '½7' [6:30] o'clock in the morning, Archduchess Sophie was happily delivered of a prince.

Scholfield also forwarded news report stating 6:30am from local paper, "Wiener Zeitung," 7 July 1832, p. 1: "W i e n. Ihre kaiserl. Hoheit die Erzherzoginn Sophie, Gemahlinn Sr. kaiserl. Hoheit deS Erzherzogs Franz Carl, sind gestern den 6. d. M. um halb sieben Uhr Morgens in dem k. k. Lustschlosse Schönbrunn, welches Höchstdieselben bewohnen, von einem Erzherzoge glücklich entbunden worden." (Vienna. Her Highness the Archduchess Sophie, consort of His Highness Archduke Franz Carl, was happily delivered of an Archduke at half-past six o'clock in the morning at the Imperial Palace of Schonbrunn).


  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Traumatic event (Wife Carlotta went mad)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Moved To Mexico)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Executed (Firing Squad)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (Austria)