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Maria Annunziata Carolina "Caroline" Bonaparte

Female 1782 - 1839  (57 years)

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  • Name Maria Annunziata Carolina "Caroline" Bonaparte 
    Born Mar 25, 1782  Ajaccio, Corsica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died May 18, 1839  Florence, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1793, Caroline moved with her family to France during the French Revolution. There she fell in love with Joachim Murat, one of her brother's generals, and they married on January 20, 1800. They were parents to four children:
          * Napol?on Achille Murat (1801 - 1847). He was married to Catherine Willis in 1826.
          * Laetitia Josephine Murat (1802 - 1859). She was married to Guido-Taddeo, Marquess Pepoli in 1823.
          * Prince Napoleon Lucien Charles Murat (May 16, 1803 - April 10, 1878). He was an associate of his first cousin Napoleon III of France. He married Caroline Georgina Fraser in 1831.
          * Louise Julie Murat (March 22, 1805 - 1889). She married Giullio, Count Rasponi.
          Ambitious and power-hungry, she became Grand Duchess of Berg and Cleves on March 15, 1806. She became Queen consort of Naples on August 1, 1808.
          The birth of Napol?on II to her namesake brother and his second Empress Consort Marie Louise of Austria, destroyed any hope of her son Napol?on Achille Murat succeeding to her brother. So she allied with Napol?on's rival, Klemens Wenzel von Metternich. When he failed in his attempt to secure the throne for Murat, the latter was executed and Caroline fled to the Austrian Empire. She died in Florence.
    Person ID I84298  mykindred
    Last Modified Dec 13, 2005 

    Father Carlo Maria Buonaparte,   b. Mar 29, 1746, Ajaccio, Corsica Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 24, 1785  (Age 38 years) 
    Mother Letizia Ramolino,   d.
    Married Jun 02, 1764 
    Family ID F28433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joachim Murat,   b. Mar 25, 1767,   d. Oct 13, 1815  (Age 48 years) 
    Married Jan 20, 1800 
     1. Prince Napoleon Lucien Charles Murat,   b. May 16, 1803,   d. Apr 10, 1878  (Age 74 years)
    Family ID F28432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Bonaparte, Caroline
    Sister to Napoleon Bonaparte and wife of Joachim Murat, King of Naples.