Bonaparte, (Marie-) Pauline


Bonaparte, (Marie-) Pauline

biographical name

(born Oct. 20, 1780, Ajaccio, Corsica—died June 9, 1825, Florence) French noblewoman. A sister of Napoleon, in 1797 she married one of his staff officers, Gen. C.V.E. Leclerc (1772–1802). After Leclerc's death, she married Prince Camillo F.L. Borghese (1803) and went with him to Rome. She soon tired of him and returned to Paris, where her behaviour caused some scandal. In 1806 she received the title of duchess of Guastalla. She died of cancer in Florence.

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