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Hortense de Beauharnais

Beauharnais, Hortense de (ôrtäNsˈ də bōärnāˈ) [key], 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.

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

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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