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Charlotte of Belgium

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Charlotte of Belgium
Empress consort of Mexico
Tenure10 April 1864 – 15 May 1867
Born(1840-06-07)7 June 1840
Palace of Laeken, Laeken, Brussels, Kingdom of Belgium
Died19 January 1927(1927-01-19) (aged 86)
Bouchout Castle, Meise, Kingdom of Belgium
Maximilian I of Mexico
(m. 1857; died 1867)
Full name
French: Marie Charlotte Amélie Augustine Victoire Clémentine Léopoldine
Spanish: María Carlota Amelia Augusta Victoria Clementina Leopoldina
FatherLeopold I of Belgium
MotherLouise of Orléans

Charlotte of Belgium (7 June 1840 – 19 January 1927), known by the Spanish version of her name, Carlota, was by birth a princess of Belgium and member of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. As the wife of Archduke Maximilian of Austria, Viceroy of Lombardy–Venetia and later Emperor of Mexico, she became Archduchess of Austria (in 1857) and Empress of Mexico (in 1864).