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Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Last Prison of Maximilian

 
 
Last Prison of Maximilian Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 2, 2016
1. Last Prison of Maximilian Marker
Inscription.
Esta casa fue la ultima prision donde
estuvieron el Archiduque de Austria
Fernando Maximiliano Jose
y los generales
Miguel Miramon y Tomas Mejia,
saliendo para el patíbulo la mañana
del 19 de junio de 1867.

English translation:
This house was the last prison from where
the Archduke of Austria
Fernando Maximiliano Jose
and the generals
Miguel Miramon and Tomas Mejia,
left for the firing squad the morning of
June 19, 1867.

 
Location. 20° 35.581′ N, 100° 23.736′ W. Marker is in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker is on Calle Vicente Guerrero Sur, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 Calle Vicente Guerrero Sur, Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alley of Matamoros (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin N. Velasco Military Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); Manuel de la Peña y Peña (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); “Carmelites” Temple and Convent (about 150 meters away);
Last Prison of Maximilian Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 2, 2016
2. Last Prison of Maximilian Marker
A smaller version of the marker with the same text is to the left and higher up on the building.
Vicente Guerrero (about 150 meters away); Tribute to Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana (about 150 meters away); Vicente Guerrero Garden (about 150 meters away); Birthplace of Manuel Montes Collantes (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Regarding Last Prison of Maximilian. Maximilian and his two generals were kept here until the end of their trial. On June 19, 1867 they were taken to the nearby Hill of Bells (Cerro de las Campanas) and executed by a firing squad, putting an end to the Second Mexican Empire under France.
 
Categories. Wars, Non-US
 
Last Prison of Maximilian Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 2, 2016
3. Last Prison of Maximilian Marker
The building is currently the Museum of the Restoration of the Republic (El Museo de la Restoración de la República).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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