Beauharnais, Hortense de

Beauharnais, Hortense de

Beauharnais, Hortense de (ôrtäNsˈ) (də bōärnāˈ), 1783–1837, queen of Holland (1806–10), daughter of Alexandre and Josephine de Beauharnais and wife of Louis Bonaparte. She was the mother of Napoleon III and—by her lover, the comte de Flahaut—of the duc de Morny.

Bibliography

See C. Wright, Daughter to Napoleon (1961).

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