Napoléon Jérôme, Prince Napoléon

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Napoléon Jérôme Bonaparte
Prince Napoléon
Napoléon Joseph Charles Paul Bonaparte painting.jpg
Portrait of Flandrin, 1860.
Born9 September 1822(1822-09-09)
Trieste, Austria
Dee'd17 Mairch 1891(1891-03-17) (aged 68)
Rome, Italy
SpouseMaria Clotilde o Savoy (m. 1859; d. 1911)
IssueVictor, Prince Napoléon
Prince Louis
Maria Letizia, Duchess o Aosta
Full name
Napoléon Joseph Charles Paul Bonaparte
FaitherJérôme Bonaparte
MitherCatharina o Württemberg

Napoléon Jérôme, Prince Napoléon (Napoléon Joseph Charles Paul; 9 September 1822 – 17 Mairch 1891), usually cried Napoléon Jérôme Bonaparte or Jérôme Bonaparte, wis the seicont son o Jerome, Keeng o Westphalia an his seicont wife Catharina o Württemberg. An oustpoken liberal, he became the de facto heid o the House of Bonaparte frae 1879 tae his death. He wasn't considered a legitimate pretender to the throne bi many Bonapartists, due tae his faither's previous marriage without divorce. They instead preferred his son Victor. Frae the 1880s he wis ane o the stronger supporters o General Georges Boulanger, together with other monarchist forces.

As well as bearing the teetle o Prince Napoléon, gien tae him bi his cousin Emperor Napoleon III in 1852, he wis also 3rd Prince o Montfort, 1st Coont o Meudon an Coont o Moncalieri, following his mairiage with Maria Clotilde o Savoy in 1859. His popular nickname, Plon-Plon, stemmed frae his difficulty in pronouncing his own name as a child.

Issue[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Victor, Prince Napoléon (18 Julie 1862 – 3 Mey 1926) mairit Princess Clémentine o Belgium an haed issue.
  2. Louis Bonaparte (16 Julie 1864 – 14 October 1932) niver mairit.
  3. Marie Laetitia Bonaparte (20 November 1866 – 25 October 1926) mairit Prince Amadeus o Savoy, Duke o Aosta an haed issue.