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Louis Bonaparte

Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, born September 2, 1779, in Ajaccio, Corsica, was one of three younger brothers of the Emperor Napoleon I of France, who made him King of Holland in 1806 and deposed him as King in 1810.

Louis was married in 1802 to Hortense de Beauharnais, the daughter of Napoleon's first wife Josephine and, thus, Louis's niece by marriage.

During the reign of Napoleon I, Louis had been made the Count of Saint-Leu. He died on July 25, 1844, and is buried at Saint-Leu-La-Foret[?], Ile-de-France.

Louis Napoleon Bonaparte & Hortense de Beauharnais had three sons:

  1. Napoleon Charles Bonaparte, born December 10, 1802, Prince Royal of Holland. When he died at 4 years of age, his body lay in state at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. He died on May 5, 1807, and is buried at Saint-Leu-La-Foret, Ile-de-France.
  2. Napoleon Louis Bonaparte, born October 11, 1804. He did not live long enough to inherit the title, so his brother, Louis Bonaparte, became the Emperor Napoleon III of France in 1851. He died on March 17, 1831, and is buried at Saint-Leu-La-Foret, Ile-de-France.
  3. Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, (1808-1873). Born in Paris, he was the third and last son, and would become Emperor Napoleon III of France (1852-1870).

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