American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Iturbide, Agustín de 1783-1824. Mexican revolutionary leader who established Mexican independence from Spain (1821) and served as emperor of Mexico from 1822 to 1823, when he was overthrown by a liberal counterrevolution.
“On closer examination, the extended hand can be seen to be covered with the blood of Mexicans and that Iturbide is hiding a crown behind his back, because secretly he wanted to be Emperor of Mexico.”
“The first national government was set up by the conservative interests, creating Agustin Iturbide Emperor of México.”
“It was not until 1821 that a Spanish Viceroy of Irish descent, Juan O'Donoju, and a Mexican General, Agustin Iturbide, a Criole, who had initially thrown his lot in with those born in Spain, together became the midwives of Mexican freedom.”
“Agustin Iturbide, unappreciated unknown: Mexico History”
“She also discovered original documents in historical archives in both Mexico and the United States, even including "several letters from Angel de Iturbide, anxiously requesting that he and his family be permitted to return to Mexico.”
“A few months later Mayo was reading Jasper Ridley's Maximilian and Juárez when she came upon a chapter titled "Alice Iturbide.”
“Angelo de Iturbide was the son of Mexico's first emperor, Augustín de Iturbide.”
“The youth was Agustín de Iturbide y Green, "the prince of Mexico.”
“Augustín Iturbide, who had been a hero in the revolution from Spain, had, following that successful revolution, declared himself emperor.”
“His son Angelo had been serving in Washington, D.C. as a Mexican diplomat, and Angelo decided the time was right to return to Mexico City, bringing with him his American wife Alice Green and their two-year old son, Prince Agustín de Iturbide, named after his grandfather, the first emperor.”
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