Salvador de Iturbide y Marzán

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Prince of Iturbide
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Spouse Baroness Gizella Mikos
Issue Maria Josepha, Princess Imperial
Princess Maria Gisela of Mexico
Princess Maria Teresa of Mexico
Full name
Salvador de Iturbide y Marzán
Imperial House Habsburg-Iturbide
Father Prince Salvador of Mexico
Mother Princess Rosario Marzan y Guisasola
Born (1849-09-28)28 September 1849
Mexico City, Mexico
Died 26 February 1895(1895-02-26) (aged 45)
Ajaccio, Corsica
Religion Roman Catholicism

Don Salvador, Prince of Iturbide, also named Salvador de Iturbide y Marzán (18 September 1849, Mexico City - 26 February 1895, Ajaccio, Corsica).[1] was the second adopted son of Maximilian I of Mexico.


Salvador de Iturbide y Marzán, born into the Mexican nobility, was the son of Salvador de Iturbide y Huarte and Rosario Marzan y Guisasola. He was a grandson of Emperor Agustín I of Mexico.


He was adopted by Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico (13 September 1865) along with his cousin, Agustín de Iturbide y Green, the Prince of Iturbide.[2]

Early years[edit]

His adoptive mother, Empress Carlota of Mexico sent him to France, where he lived at Paris until 1867, when he moved to Hungary. After seeking the right to a pension as an heir to the Mexican throne, he was awarded one by the Emperor Franz Joseph, Emperor Maximilian's brother; Don Salvador regularly petitioned to have it increased.[3]


In Vienna Itúrbide became the friend of a young Hungarian aristocrat, Baron Gyula Gáspár Mikos de Taródhaza who had just returned from a long trip through South-America. Itúrbide was invited to the Mikos family estate in Mikosdpuszta, where he was introduced to Baroness Gizella Mikos. On 21 June 21, 1871 Don Salvador and Baroness Gizela were married at Mikosdpuszta castle. They had a daughter, Maria Josepha Sophia de Iturbide.

Following the marriage the pair lived in Mikosdpuszta but the owner of the estate, Baron János Mikos, sold the castle in 1881. Itúrbide and his wife moved to Venice, and lived in a palace, rented to Count Zeno. In this place, he became a close friend of Carlos, Duke of Madrid, the Carlist pretender to the Spanish throne.

Through his daughter, Maria Josefa, he is the ancestor of the current Pretender to the Imperial Throne of Mexico (and in accordance to her will) Maximilian von Götzen-Itúrbide.

Condecorations and death[edit]

He was a member of the Order of the Grand Cross of Our Lady of Guadalupe and awarded with the Personal Order of Charles (the Duke of Madrid).

While visiting Corsica, he became sick and died of an appendix rupture.

See also[edit]



  1. ^ RATZ, Konrad; Patricia González de Valadez (2008). Tras las huellas de un desconocido: nuevos datos y aspectos de Maximiliano de Habsburgo (in spanish). Siglo XXI. p. 246. ISBN 978-968-23-2749-0. 
  2. ^ Archivo General de la Nación (Mexico) (1949). Boletín del Archivo General de la Nación (in spanish). Archivo General de la Nación. 
  3. ^ Casa Imperial, Don Salvador

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