Charles Jules Laurent Lucien Bonaparte

Brief Life History of Charles Jules Laurent Lucien

When Charles Jules Laurent Lucien Bonaparte was born on 24 May 1803, in Paris, Île-de-France, France, his father, Luciano Bonaparte, was 28 and his mother, Alexandrine Jacob de Bleschamp, was 25. He married Princess Zenaida Laetitia Julie Bonaparte on 29 June 1822, in Brussels, Belgium. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. He died on 29 July 1857, in his hometown, at the age of 54, and was buried in Ajaccio, Corse-du-Sud, Corsica, France.

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Family Time Line

Charles Jules Laurent Lucien Bonaparte
Princess Zenaida Laetitia Julie Bonaparte
Marriage: 29 June 1822
Joseph Lucien Bonaparte
Alexandrine Gertrude Bonaparte ;[Princess Canino]
Lucien Louis Joseph Napoléon Buonaparte
Julie Charlotte Pauline Zenaide Laetitia Desiree Bonaparte
Hija Bonaparte
Charlotte Honorine Josephine Pauline Bonaparte
Leonie Princess Of Canino Bonaparte
Marie Desiree Eugenie Josephine Philomene Bonaparte
Princesse Augusta Amélie Maximilienne Jacqueline Bonaparte
Prince Napoleon Charles Gregoire Jacques Bonaparte
Bathilde Aloise Léonie BONAPARTE
Maria Teresa Albertina Bonaparte
Charles Albert Bonaparte

Sources (6)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Charles - Church record: birth-name: Charles
  • Charles-Lucien Bonaparte, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Prince Charles en el registro de Princess Zenaide Charlotte Julie Bonaparte, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

World Events (5)

1804 · First Empire

When the French Revolution ended it started the First Empire or the reign of the Emperors. This included Napoleon I twice and Louis XVIII (King). The First Empire was in control during the Napoleonic Wars.


Restoration and constitutional monarchy (Louis XVIII, Charles X). Revolution of 1830. Reign of Louis-Philippe. Economic prosperity. Rapid development of industrialization. First railways. First colonies established.

1836 · Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de Triomphe was made specifically right before Napoleon I victory in Austerlitz in 1806 and took 30 years to build. Sadly Napoleon I would not live to see the creation finished. It’s name means triumphal arch. Assassination attempts were made on both Charles De Gaulle and Jacques Chirac from this location. Even though its name means triumph it has seen many times where Germans triumphally marched under it after winning battles.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Collette, Napoleon, Pierre.

Italian: from the personal name B(u)onaparte, composed of the elements b(u)ona ‘good’ + parte ‘solution, match’, a name bestowed as an expression of satisfaction at the child's arrival. The name has also been adopted as a Jewish surname. This surname is also found in France (mainly northern).

African American and West Indian: from the personal name Bonaparte, adopted in honor of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte; or adoption of the surname of the French Emperor. Compare Napoleon .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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