Person:Joséphine de Beauharnais (1)

  1. Joséphine de Beauharnais1763 - 1814
  1. Eugène de Beauharnais1781 - 1824
  2. Hortense de Beauharnais1783 - 1837
Facts and Events
Name Joséphine de Beauharnais
Gender Female
Birth[1] 23 Jun 1763 Les Trois-Îlets, Le Marin, Martinique
Marriage to Alexandre _____, vicomte de Beauharnais
Marriage to Napoleon I of France
Death[1] 29 May 1814 Rueil-Malmaison, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Reference Number? Q171480?

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(by marriage) |Bonaparte (by marriage) | full name = Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie | father = Joseph Gaspard Tascher de La Pagerie | mother = Rose Claire des Vergers de Sannois | religion = Roman Catholicism | signature = Signatur Joséphine de Beauharnais.PNG | succession2 = First Lady of Italy | reign2 = 26 January 1802 – 17 March 1805 }}

Joséphine Bonaparte (born Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie; 23 June 1763 – 29 May 1814) was Empress of the French as the first wife of Emperor Napoleon I. She is widely known as Joséphine de Beauharnais.

Her marriage to Napoleon was her second. Her first husband, Alexandre de Beauharnais, was guillotined during the Reign of Terror, and she was imprisoned in the Carmes Prison until five days after his execution. Through her children by Beauharnais, she was the grandmother of the French emperor Napoleon III and the Brazilian empress Amélie of Leuchtenberg. Members of the current royal families of Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, and Norway and the grand ducal family of Luxembourg also descend from her. Because she did not bear Napoleon any children, he had their marriage annulled in 1810 and married Marie Louise of Austria. Joséphine was the recipient of numerous love letters written by Napoleon, many of which still exist.

A patron of art, Joséphine worked closely with sculptors, painters and interior decorators to establish a unique Consular and Empire style at the Château de Malmaison. She became one of the leading collectors of different forms of art of her time, such as sculpture and painting. The Château de Malmaison was noted for its rose garden, which she supervised closely.

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