Ferdinand von Rosenzweig

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Ferdinand von Rosenzweig

Ferdinand Freiherr Rosenzweig von Drauwehr (July 11, 1812 – September 4, 1892) was an Austrian military officer.

He served first under Kaiser Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary [1] and then under Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico.[2] He was married to Hungarian princess Catarina Radzivil de Atavia who was a lady in the court of Empress Carlota of Mexico. During his service to the Emperor of Mexico, he traced and built the famous Mexico City avenue Paseo de la Emperatriz ("Promenade of the Empress") - now renamed the Paseo de la Reforma. After the fall of the Second Mexican Empire, during the post-Maximilian era, he built several other structures such as the Necaxa Ridge, which was Mexico City's first source of electricity.[3]


  1. ^ Jewison, Glenn. "Austro-Hungarian Army - Full Generals Promoted 1859-1899". Austro-hungarian-army.co.uk. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Jewison, Glenn. "Austro-Hungarian Army - The Mexican Adventure Officer's Rank List". Austro-hungarian-army.co.uk. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
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