MacDonell, Marie Claire Emilie, vicomtesse Aguado

BORN 24 Oct 1817, Algiers - DIED 23 Apr 1905, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 45, ligne 01, O, 17)

Emily MacDonell came from a Scottish family. She was born in Algiers where her father was British consul. In 1842 she married Alexandre, vicomte Aguado in Florence. In 1845 they had a son, Arthur and in 1847 a daughter, Ida. Her Husband went insane and she took care of him until he died in 1861. In 1863 she married his brother, Onésipe Gonsalve Jean Alexandre Olympe, vicomte Aguado (1830-1893). They divorced in 1891.

She was lady of the palace to the empress Eugénie and she is on the painting of Eugénie and her ladies in waiting by Franz Xaver Winterhalter. In 1870 she followed Eugénie into exile in England.

• Son: Aguado, Arthur
• Husband: Aguado, Alexandre Jean Marie Manuel (1841-1861, Firenze, Toscana)

Related persons
• was painted by Winterhalter, Franz Xaver


The grave of Alexandre Jean de Aguado at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2019)


The grave of Emily MacDonell, vicomtesse Aguado at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2019)


• Gabrielli, Domenico, Dictionnaire Historique du Père-Lachaise, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles, Éditions de l'Amateur, Les, Paris, 2002
Gods and Foolish Grandeur: The marquise de Las Marismas - two portraits by Winterhalter

MacDonnell, Alexander

Published: 12 Sep 2020
Last update: 12 Sep 2020