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Beauharnais Joséphine de
(1763—1814)

Beauharnais Joséphine de  (1763—1814)

Came from Martinique to France to marry general Alexandre de Beauharnais in 1779. He was executed in 1794 and she almost met the same fate. Just before she was executed the terror came to an end. In 1796 she married Napoleon Bonaparte and she became empress at the side of her husband in 1804. Napoleon had adopted her son Eugиne and her daughter Hortense, but in 1810 he divorced her because she couldn't bear him any children. during their marriage she had affairs with other men like Joachim Murat and Hippolyte Charles, an army officer. After the divorce she lived at Malmaison. When she died in 1814 she was buried not far from there, at the St. Pierre and St. Paul church in Rueil.


Guyana, 1993, Coronation of Napoleon

Ras al-Khaima, 1970, Proclamation of the Empire at Saint-Cloud

Ras al-Khaima, 1970, Coronation of Napoleon

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