The introduction turned into romance and 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, brother of Baroness Gizella, followed a prodigal lifestyle and he had to sell the castle in 1881.
More DetailsHide DetailsItúrbide 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 throne of Mexico (and in accordance to her will), Maximilian von Götzen-Itúrbide.
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.
His adoptive mother, Empress Carlota of Mexico sent him to France, where he lived at Paris until 1867, when he moved to Hungary.
More DetailsHide DetailsAfter 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.
In Vienna Itúrbide become 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.
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