Bonaparte, Charlotte Napoléon

BORN 31 Oct 1802, Paris - DIED 2 Mar 1839, Sarzana, Liguria
CAUSE OF DEATH hemorrhage
GRAVE LOCATION Firenze, Toscana: Santa Croce, Piazza Santa Croce

Daughter of Joseph Bonaparte and Julie Clary. She was a niece of Napoleon I. After her father became king of Spain in 1808 she became an Infanta of Spain until her father lost his throne in 1813.

She studied painting and engraving with Louis Léopold Robert in Paris. In Brussels she was a pupil of the painter Jacques-Louis David and she produced watercolours and drawings with scenes of her travels in exile after the fall of the empire. From 1821 to 1824 she lived with her father in New Jersey and she exhibited her work at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

On 23 July 1826 she married her cousin Napoléon Louis Bonaparte. They had no children and her husband died in 1831 in Italy. After further years abroad she decided to return to France, but on her way back she died at Saranza, probably in childbirth. She was buried at the Santa Croce in Florence, where her tomb was designed by Lorenzo Bartolini.

• Father: Bonaparte, Joseph
• Mother: Clary, Julie

Related persons
• was pupil of David, Jacques-Louis


The tomb of Charlotte Napoléon Bonaparte at the Santa Croce, Florence.
Picture by Androom (07 Feb 2011)


• Theroff, Paul, Bonaparte, Internet, 2001
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Published: 09 Jun 2017
Last update: 08 Mar 2022