Clary, Marcelle

BORN 3 Oct 1792 - DIED 23 Apr 1866, Château de La Tuilerie, Seine-et-Marne
BIRTH NAME Clary, Marie Marseille Adèle
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 24, ligne 03 (Moiroux: R19))

Daughter of Étienne François Clary (1757-1823) and Marcelle Guey (c1765-1804). Desirée and Julie Clary were her aunts. On 15 Jun 1811 in Paris she married Jean-Henri-Robert Tascher de la Pagerie, a nephew of Joséphine de Beauharnais. He had refused several marriage suggestions from Napoleon because of his love for her.

After her husband's early death in 1816 she followed her aunt Desirée to Sweden. Desirée had become queen of Sweden and Marcelle ruled her court for the first few years as Mistress of the Robes. She was also Desirée's main conversation partner, because Desirée loved to talk about France. Reportedly Desirée felt lonely after Marcelle had left Sweden.

She died in 1866 aged 73. Like her husband, she was buried in the Clary family mauseum at Père Lachaise in Paris.

Wikipedia (EN):

Clauss-Szarvady, Wilhelmine

Published: 15 Nov 2014
Last update: 11 Mar 2023