Christine Boyer

The Bonaparte Women – Christine Boyer

Christine Boyer was the first wife of Lucien Bonaparte, the third surviving son of Carlo Bonaparte and his wife Letizia Ramolino and thus the younger brother of Napoleon Bonaparte. She was born on 3 July 1771 in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume in France, the daughter of Pierre André Boyer and Rosalie Fabre. She was the sister of the [read more]


The Bonaparte Women – Justine Percoli-Suárez

Justine Percoli-Suárez was born on 27 November 1811 in Florence as the daughter of Bernard Percoli and Julie Niccolini. Her first marriage was to Marquess Luigi Bartolini-Baldelli, but she was widowed at an unknown date, leaving her a wealthy widow. In 1840, she married Jérôme Bonaparte, former King of Westphalia, in a religious ceremony. He [read more]


The Bonaparte Women – Susan May Williams

Susan May Williams was born on 2 April 1812 as the daughter of Benjamin Williams and Sarah Copeland. In November 1829, Susan married Jérôme Napoleon Bonaparte-Patterson, the son of Elizabeth Patterson, and Jérôme Bonaparte, who was the younger brother of Emperor Napoleon I. The marriage of Elizabeth Patterson, and Jérôme Bonaparte has been annulled after [read more]

Elisa Bonaparte

The Bonaparte Women – Elisa Bonaparte

Elisa Bonaparte was born Maria Anna on 3 January 1777 at Ajaccio, Corsica as the daughter of Carlo Buonaparte and Letizia Ramolino. She was thus a younger sister of Napoleon Bonaparte. She was given the name Maria Anna in honour of an elder sister who had died a few days after her baptism. She assumed [read more]