The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
A novel based on the true story

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~ circa 1865 ~
(the opening chapters of the novel)

From: Museo Nacional de Historia, Chapultepec Castle, Mexico City.
Reproduction authorized for this website, www.cmmayo.com.
by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia

b. April 2, 1863, Mexico City

*Variations of his name include
Agustín de Yturbide;
Agustín de Yturbide y Green; and
Agustín de Iturbide y Green.


Angel (Angelo)
b. 1816, Querétaro, Mexico
The fifth of 10 children; the second son of Mexico's Emperor Iturbide (see below for his siblings). Educated in the United States. A diplomat.
(For his siblings, click here.)

married 1855 at Rosedale, Washington DC, with Mexican Ambassador Almonte as guest of honor

Alice (Alicia) Green 
b. Annapolis Maryland (?)
Youngest of eleven children;
surviving siblings include George and Oseola. Raised at Rosedale, Georgetown DC; attended Georgetown Female Seminary.



Agustín de Iturbide
(The Liberator)
b. 1783 Valladolid (today Morelia, Michoacán), Mexico
Emperor of Mexico, 1822-1823. After abdicating, exiled to Italy; on return to Mexico, executed by firing squad
d. 1824, Padilla, Mexico

married 1805 in Valledolid, Mexico

Ana María Huarte
married at age 19;
Empress of Mexico 1822-1823
after her husband's death, lived in Washington DC and Philadelphia
d. 1861, Philadelphia

John Green
b. Maryland
Served in the War of 1812; in Tripoli with Commodore Decatur. d. 1850, Washington DC

married 1817

Ann Forrest
 b. 1796?
Inherited Rosedale from her mother.




Uriah Forrest
General in the Revolutionary War; served with Washington
lost a leg in the Battle of Brandywine
prominent politician; founder of Rosedale
d. 1805, at Rosedale, Washington DC
~ married 1789

Rebecca Plater
daughter of George Plater III, Sixth Governor of Maryland
Raised at Sotterly Plantation, Maryland.
d. 1843, Georgetown, Washington DC


Geneología de la Familia Iturbide, privately published

Agustín de Iturbide Collection, Georgetown University

Iturbide, Agustín de, "Don Agustín de Iturbide" Records of the American Catholic Historical Society, part I, vol. XXVI, 1915; part II, vol. XXVII, 1916

La Gorge, Gilbert G., "A Relic of Antiquity" Washington Post, March 27, 1932

Mann-Kenney, Louise,
Rosedale: The Eighteenth Century Country Estate of General Uriah Forrest, Cleveland Park, Washington, D.C., privately published, 1989

Mikos, Charles et al, The Imperial House of Iturbide, privately published, 1994

Robertson, William Spence, Iturbide of Mexico, Duke University Press, 1952

www. casaimperial. org a website dedicated to the Iturbide Family

Washington DC Marriage Records (consulted at the Historical Society of Washington DC)