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Iturbide is a Basque last name, original from the region of Navarra, a province located north of Spain, bordering with France. It is Basque for "Road of the fountain".


There is a website that deals with the history and present of the Iturbide lastname (in Spanish): Iturbide Family

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Agustín Cosme Damián de Iturbide y Arámburu (September 27, 1783 – July 19, 1824) was Emperor of Mexico from 1822 to 1823. ...

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Iturbide - LoveToKnow 1911 (669 words)
ITURBIDE (or YTT [[Rbide), Augustin De]] (1783-1824), emperor of Mexico from May 1822 to March 1823, was born on the 27th of September 1783, at Valladolid, now Morelia, in Mexico, where his father, an Old Spaniard from Pampeluna, had settled with his creole wife.
In December 1813 Colonel Iturbide, along with General Llano, dealt a crushing blow to the revolt by defeating Morelos, the successor of Hidalgo, in the battle of Valladolid; and the former followed it up by another decisive victory at Puruaran in January 1814.
Although the congress refused to accept his abdication on the ground that to do so would be to recognize the validity of his election, it permitted the ex-emperor to retire to Leghorn in Italy, while in consideration of his services in 1820 a yearly pension of £5000 was conferred upon him.
HISTORY OF MEXICO - CHAMELEON ADVENTURER: THE ASTONISHING CAREER OF AGUSTIN DE ITURBIDE - BY JIM TUCK IN MEXICO CONNECT (1082 words)
Iturbide, on the other hand, was a career soldier and his civil career didn't begin until he installed himself as head of state.
Iturbide perished violently at age 41, a victim of ill-advised ambition.
Iturbide was born in Valladolid (today Morelia) in 1783, the son of a Spanish father and a Mexican mother.
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