HORTENSE de BEAUHARNAIS
QUEEN OF HOLLAND
MOTHER OF AN EMPEROR
woensdag 30 december 2020
dinsdag 29 december 2020
The Palazzo Serbelloni is a Neoclassical palace in Milan. The palace at the site was constructed for the aristocrat Gabrio Serbelloni. In the late 18th century, the palace was extensively reconstructed including the façade by Simone Cantoni. The palace was used in 1796 for three months by Napoleon and Josephine.
It is said that Josephine slept in the boudoir when she and Napoleon stayed at Palazzo Serbelloni. fondazioneserbelloni/ napoleonico
Caroline Bonaparte woont de bruiloft van haar zussen Elia en Pauline bij in Villa Pusterla (Mombello).
maandag 28 december 2020
woensdag 23 december 2020
donderdag 3 december 2020
The Carmelite Convent of the Rue Vaugirard. / Cell Josephine Beauharnais. Cell Josephine de Beauharnais to the Carmelite convent, 6th arrondissement, Paris Cellule de Joséphine de Beauharnais au couvent des Carmes, rue de Vaugirard. Paris (VIème arr.). Photographie de Jean Barry (18.-19.). Avril 1909. Paris, musée Carnavalet. Paris, musée Carnavalet.
Joséphine House, an elegant th century building, first recalls the memory of Madame Campan; That was where he lived with her husband, between 1785 and 1792. Ms. Campan was at the age of fifteen years a reader of the daughters of Louis XV, and then a chamber woman of Queen Marie-Antoinette, to whom she remained devoted until her death on the scaffold. An outstanding educator, she founded a boarding school known as the Consulate and then the Empire, who lived through some of the Napoleonic family, and from high French society. Mrs. Campan gave interesting memories, replete with anecdotes about the turbulent life of the turn of the th and th centuries. After the passage of the Campan in this residence, Josephine, then still widow Beauharnais, lived there under Terror between 1792 and 1794 with his children Eugène and Hortense. petitfute-croissy-sur-seine
woensdag 2 december 2020
Les bans annonçant le mariage de Joséphine sont publiés simultanément les 5 et 6 décembre 1779 à Saint-Sulpice de Noisy-le-Grand et à Saint-Sauveur de Paris. Le contrat notarial est signé le 10 décembre 1779. Ce mariage de convenance est célébré en plein hiver, le 13 décembre 1779 à l’église Saint-Sulpice de Noisy-le-Grand par le curé de la paroisse. Joséphine offre à cette occasion deux magnifiques candélabres à l’église Saint-Sulpice.
Mme de Renaudin, avait acheté une belle propriété le 18 octobre 1776, à Noisy-le-Grand, rue de Beauvais (actuelle rue du Docteur Sureau), en vis-à-vis de la ferme des religieux de Saint-Martin-des-Champs. Elle l’offre en usufruit à Joséphine, comme cadeau de mariage. Cette demeure est évaluée avec son mobilier, ses cours, basse-cour, écuries, remises, jardin, potager et autres dépendances, à 33 000 livres.
Les enfants Beauharnais, Eugène et Hortense
Les jeunes époux passent l’hiver à Paris chez le marquis de Beauharnais à l’hôtel situé rue Thévenot, et l’été à Noisy-le-Grand. Le vicomte de Beauharnais ne vient que sporadiquement à Noisy-le-Grand voir son épouse.
zaterdag 21 juli 2018
dinsdag 10 juli 2018
"Portrait of Hortense de Beauharnais" by Jean-Baptiste Isabey, who was born April 11, 1767 Currently on view in the Regency Fashion in Miniature rotation in gallery P24 https://bit.ly/2qaWSW4
vrijdag 17 februari 2017
Louisa arrived in Bordentown on September 16, 1822. She met Joseph – who had once been King of Naples, and then King of Spain, but now called himself the Count of Survilliers – the next day.
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zaterdag 17 december 2016
Polly and Patsy Jefferson were in their early teens when they arrived in Paris, so one of Jefferson’s first tasks was to find a suitable school for his daughters. All of his new French acquaintances recommended an elite convent school, l’Abbaye Royal de Panthemont in the Faubourg Saint-Germain. There the girls studied mathematics, history, geography, and they learned modern languages. It was a splendid education, of a kind that very few girls received back in America. Jefferson’s daughters also learned to play the harpsichord from Claude Balbastre, the organist at the Cathedral of Notre Dame.
In addition to operating a school, the nuns also offered rooms to aristocratic ladies who sought a quiet retreat from their troubles—the lack of a husband, the death of a husband, or the separation from a husband. One of the ladies living at the Panthemont at the same time as Polly and Patsy was Josephine de Beauharnais, the future lover, wife, and empress of Napoleon. Read all:ncregister/the-day-thomas-jeffersons-daughter-told-him-she-wanted-to-become-a-nun
maandag 5 december 2016
Dans le très beau salon des quatre saisons de l’hôtel de Beauharnais à Paris, des cygnes dorés s’invitent sur les pilastres qui courent autour de la pièce. Sur la corniche qu’ils supportent, ce sont des aigles, tout aussi resplendissant d’or, qui déploient leurs ailes. Lorsqu’il fut créé, au tout début du XIXe siècle, ce décor n’était en rien anodin.
L’aigle évoque Napoléon Bonaparte, le cygne son beau-fils Eugène de Beauharnais. Ce dernier est devenu propriétaire de cette belle demeure, édifiée en 1713 par l’architecte Boffrand, le 20 mai 1803 à l’âge de 22 ans. Et, bénéficiant des conseils avisés en matière de déco de sa mère Joséphine de Beauharnais et de sa sœur Hortense, et surtout de la générosité de l’empereur Napoléon Ier, qui à cette époque voyait en lui un successeur pour le trône, Eugène a fait subir aux lieux, en seulement quelques années, une totale et fort coûteuse métamorphose intérieure. parismatch/Royal-Blog/royaute-francaise/L-hotel-d-Eugene-de-Beauharnais-a-Paris-se-raconte-1111091
woensdag 11 mei 2016
Lt Col Squire was a worldly man, with an interest in history and antiquities. So it's fitting that his writings are now causing great excitement on the other side of the planet, in the colony he'd have known as Van Diemen's Land. At the back of a second-hand book store, at the back of a Hobart arcade, at the back of the world in Tasmania, it appears that one of Squire's journals has been discovered.
The new owners of the Cracked and Spineless bookshop discovered the journal in a pile of old books tucked away in a cupboard. It details the English-Portuguese army's second siege of the Spanish city of Badajoz, which took place in May and June 1811, during the Napoleonic Wars.
The bookshop's co-owner, Mike Gray, said the journal was discovered a couple of weeks ago.
"The previous owner collected hundreds of thousands of books," Mr Gray said. "Some of them were in a cupboard so I sent in someone interested in old books to see if they could find anything.
"They brought out the journal and I thought 'yeah, maybe about $20, but I'll check it'. Mr Gray said the journal could have been in the shop for 20 years, but no-one knew how it arrived. A working theory is that it arrived with the colonists who established Van Diemen's Land.
These works and his supporting role in some of history's great moments have made Squire a moderately well-known figure among scholars who study the era. Gavin Daly, an expert in the Peninsular War at the University of Tasmania, said he believed the journal was a genuine "treasure". A handwriting match could be made with Squire's letters kept at the British Library, he said. Dr Daly said Squire was mentioned twice in dispatches by the Duke of Wellington. "Squire pops up in Egypt in 1801 when the French surrendered Alexandria. He was in South America in 1807. He was in Sweden in 1808. He was in the Netherlands at various stages and ended up in the peninsula," Dr Daly said.
Officer and gentleman"He's not just an interesting figure as an engineer but he's also important because he had broad interests in history, geography and antiquities. "He was present when the Rosetta Stone was given to the British. He writes a paper on Roman antiquities in Egypt, and he accompanies William Richard Hamilton east and is involved in bringing some of the Elgin Marbles to Britain. "When he died in the peninsula in 1812 of fever, not long after the third and final siege of Badajoz, there was a considerable lamenting of his life. "He'd been rapidly promoted … but there was also this sense that he was the archetypal gentleman officer, who mixed in broad intellectual circles. He had a broad curiosity about the world." Dr Daly said the journal was focused on many of the technical aspects of the siege."There's not a lot in the journal about broader reflections about the nature of the war or the nature of the campaign," Dr Daly said. "What comes through though is someone who is very much focused on being as good an officer as he can - he says his foremost obligation being an officer is to do his duty. "This is a very professional soldier."
maandag 21 maart 2016
Napoleon, a prey to silent agitation, watched this painful scene, encouraging all present by his brave attitude. At last, after many efforts, and in the midst of so much anguish, the so-impatiently-desired child came to light. It was a son, pale, motionless, and to all appearances lifeless. In spite of all the measures taken in such cases, the child remained seven minutes without giving any signs of life. The Emperor standing in front of him was following in silence and with an air of profound attention, every movement of the accoucheur, when at last he saw the child’s breast rise, the mouth open and a breath exhaled. He feared lest it might be the first and last, but a cry escaping from the child’s lungs tells him that his son has taken possession of life. All anxiety then ceases. In the effusion of his joy Napoleon bent over the child, seized it in his arms, with a spontaneous movement, carried it to the door of the drawing-room in which all the grandees of his Empire were assembled and presenting it to them said: ‘Here is the King of Rome.’ He then returned and placed the child back in M. Dubois’s hands saying: ‘I give you back your child.’ …
Read about the life of Napolein II shannonselin/napoleon-ii
donderdag 17 maart 2016
When Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to the remote island of St. Helena after his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 he took with him twenty-four people, including his doctor, servants and four of his Generals.
One of the Generals, Count Henri-Gatien Bertrand, was Napoleon’s Grand Marshal of the Palace. Count Bertrand was accompanied by his wife Countess Françoise Elisabeth (Fanny) Bertrand and their three children. Tall, elegant and aristocratic the Countess was a feisty and beautiful young woman who had shone in French Society. She hated the island of St. Helena ‘The Devil shit this place as he flew from one continent to the other’ she said on her arrival. But loyal to her husband she stayed by his side until Napoleon’s death on 5th May 1821 and was at the ex-Emperor’s bedside when he died. Read more Countess-Napoleon-St-Helena
zaterdag 12 maart 2016
Amid the numerous felicitations you receive from every corner of Europe…can the feeble voice of a woman reach your ear, and will you deign to listen to her who so often consoled your sorrows and sweetened your pains, now that she speaks to you only of that happiness in which all your wishes are fulfilled! … I can conceive every emotion you must experience, as you divine all that I feel at this moment; and though separated, we are united by that sympathy which survives all events.
I should have desired to learn of the birth of the King of Rome from yourself, and not from the sound of the cannon of Evreux, or the courier of the prefect. I know, however, that in preference to all, your first attentions are due to the public authorities of the State, to the foreign ministers, to your family, and especially to the fortunate Princess who has realized your dearest hopes. She cannot be more tenderly devoted to you than I; but she has been enabled to contribute more toward your happiness by securing that of France. She has then a right to your first feelings, to all your cares; and I, who was but your companion in times of difficulty – I cannot ask more than a place in your affection far removed from that occupied by the Empress Maria Louisa. Not till you shall have ceased to watch by her bed, not till you are weary of embracing your son, will you take the pen to converse with your best friend – I will wait. (1)
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maandag 22 februari 2016
donderdag 18 februari 2016
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Full signatures from a pair of notorious lovebirds — Napoleon and Josephine — lend an otherwise routine 19th-century French marriage contract a rare prestige among other love notes on display at a high-end jewelry and antique showcase in Florida.
Just weeks after the French Senate declared him emperor, Napoleon and Josephine de Beauharnais were witnesses to the wedding of General Pierre-Augustin Hulin, who took part in the storming of the Bastille, sparking the French Revolution.
The document also is one of the first Napoleon signed with his full name, just as a monarch might today, instead of simply writing "Bonaparte" as he had before, Lowenherz said.
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vrijdag 9 oktober 2015
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