Beauharnais

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Beauharnais

1. Alexandre , Vicomte de. 1760--94, French general, who served in the War of American Independence and the French Revolutionary wars; first husband of Empress Joséphine: guillotined
2. his son, Eugène de . 1781--1824, viceroy of Italy (1805--14) for his stepfather Napoleon I
3. (Eugénie) Hortense de . 1783--1837, queen of Holland (1806--10) as wife of Louis Bonaparte; daughter of Alexandre Beauharnais and sister of Eugène: mother of Napoleon III
4. Joséphine de . See (Empress) Josephine
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In 1805, when Napoleon crowned himself king in Milan cathedral, the Italian Republic became the Kingdom of Italy with its own viceroy, Eugene de Beauharnais, its own court and nobility.
Weber's attempts to win royal support for a public conceit in the court theater and his previously undocumented ties to Eugene de Beauharnais, the former Viceroy of Italy point up the importance of noble patronage for the young composer-pianist.
Guillaume Brune at the Mincio I (December 25-26); appointed to the Aulic Council (1801?); promoted field marshal and appointed president of the Aulic Council (1805); commanded I Corps in the 1809 campaign, and fought at the battles of Abensberg-Eggmuhl (April 20-22), Aspern-Essling (May 21-22), and Wagram (July 5-6); governor of Galicia (1809-1813); commander of Austrian forces in Italy (autumn 1813-1815), where he campaigned indecisively against Eugene de Beauharnais; beaten by Eugene in a closely fought battle on the Mincio (February 8, 1814); governor general of Lombardy and Venetia after Napoleon's first abdication (March 1814); president of the war council and minister of state (1820-1825); retired from active service (1825) and died in 1845.