Maximilian, Mexico's Habsburg Prince

Maximilian I, by François Aubert Public domain

For a time, Mexico was ruled by a Habsburg prince: Ferdinand Maximilian. While Maximilian was unwelcome, he upheld liberal reforms and modernized the government. As his support dwindled, Mexico's rightful president worked to take back the country.

Topics in this Podcast: Latin American history, sad royal childhoods, 15th Century, mexico, Hispanic and Latino history, House of Habsburg, 16th century