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Joséphine de Beauharnais

Empress of the French

Joséphine de Beauharnais (23 June 1763 – 29 May 1814) was the first wife of Napoléon Bonaparte. This made her the first Empress of the French. Her first husband Alexandre de Beauharnais was guillotined during the Reign of Terror.

Joséphine de Beauharnais
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Empress consort of the French
Tenure18 May 1804 – 29 May 1814
Coronation2 December 1804
Queen consort of Italy
Tenure26 May 1805 – 29 May 1814
Born(1763-06-23)23 June 1763
Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique
Died29 May 1814(1814-05-29) (aged 50)
Rueil-Malmaison, Île-de-France, France
SpouseAlexandre de Beauharnais
Napoleon I
IssueEugène de Beauharnais
Hortense de Beauharnais
Full name
Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie
HouseTascher de la Pagerie
House of Beauharnais
House of Bonaparte
FatherJoseph Gaspard Tascher de La Pagerie
MotherRose Claire des Vergers de Sannois
ReligionRoman Catholic

She did not have any children with Napoleon, as a result, he divorced her in 1810. Then he married Marie Louise of Austria.

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