HORTENSE de BEAUHARNAIS

DAUGHTER OF AN EMPRESS
QUEEN OF HOLLAND
MOTHER OF AN EMPEROR

maandag 6 februari 2012

Pauline Borghese


Beautiful and immoral, Napoleon's sister, Pauline broke hearts all over Europe. It was said of her that she and Napoleon were both going to conquer Europe, but Pauline was going to do it one man at a time! There are many legends about the behavior of this scandalous woman.
Napoleon found his flirtatious young sister difficult to control and managed to marry her to the much older General Leclerc, who was the opposite of Pauline. Wealthy, serious and sickly, he was in charge of the French expedition to put down a black rebellion in Haiti.


 
Charles Leclerc by François-Joseph Kinson (1771–1839)
Read more: life in italy
 
 
 

1 opmerking:

  1. Interesting. Don't know if you have seen my blog on Chatsworth House which contains sculptures of Pauline and her brother and mother.

    http://johntyrrell.blogspot.com/2011/06/chatsworth-6th-duke-canova-madame-mere.html

    best wishes

    John

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