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14:44 Feb 2, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: on Kaiser Maximilian of Mexico
In what way did he attain a "traurige Berühmtheit"? Is "traurig" here "tragic", or simply sad?
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 11:42
English translation:see explanation
Explanation:
Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico
1832 - 1867
Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph, Archduke of
Austria, became Emperor of Mexico when
Napoleon III sought to extend French imperial
power. Assured a French army, and believing
that his appointment had a popular base, the
idealistic young aristocrat and his wife, Carlota,
were crowned in Mexico City on June 10,
1864. Almost immediately, Maximilian\'s
policies
antagonized his backers, as he upheld Benito
Juarez\'s land reforms, educated the Indians and
the poor, and encouraged Confederates to
immigrate to Mexico. Too late, he
acknowledged that his government was
bankrupt. By the spring of 1865, the venture
had failed. But when the French finally left
Mexico in March 1867, Maximilian remained
behind, refusing to desert \"his people\" when
Juarez and his army returned. Two months later, Maximilian was court-martialed, condemned to
death, and executed.
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Explanation:
ok. Maximiliano, Fernado José
he became emperor of mexico in 1864 and tryed in vain to keep the throne by announcing reforms. Abandoned by Napoleon III, in 1867 he became a prisioner in Queretaro and was shot


hope it helps


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Elisa Capelão
Local time: 10:42
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 117

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56 mins
unfortunate


Explanation:
because in the end, Kaiser Maximilian was executed in Mexico

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Explanation:
Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico
1832 - 1867
Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph, Archduke of
Austria, became Emperor of Mexico when
Napoleon III sought to extend French imperial
power. Assured a French army, and believing
that his appointment had a popular base, the
idealistic young aristocrat and his wife, Carlota,
were crowned in Mexico City on June 10,
1864. Almost immediately, Maximilian\'s
policies
antagonized his backers, as he upheld Benito
Juarez\'s land reforms, educated the Indians and
the poor, and encouraged Confederates to
immigrate to Mexico. Too late, he
acknowledged that his government was
bankrupt. By the spring of 1865, the venture
had failed. But when the French finally left
Mexico in March 1867, Maximilian remained
behind, refusing to desert \"his people\" when
Juarez and his army returned. Two months later, Maximilian was court-martialed, condemned to
death, and executed.


    Reference: http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/brady/gallery/04gal.html
Lisanne
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