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Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia

The Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia is one of the more short-lived Kingdoms in history. It was created in 1815 in recognition of Austria’s rights to Lombardy and the former Republic of Venice after the collapse of the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy. The first King of the newly created Kingdom was Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (later [read more]

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Charlotte Bonaparte Gabrielli

The Bonaparte Women – Charlotte Bonaparte Gabrielli

Charlotte Bonaparte was born at Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume on 22 February 1795 as the daughter of Lucien Bonaparte, a younger brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, and his first wife, Christine Boyer. She was their eldest daughter. A brother was stillborn the following year, followed by a sister who lived for just a few hours. Her younger sister was [read more]