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Countess Maria Walewska

Walewska, Countess Maria (märēˈä välĕfˈskä) [key], 1789–1817, Polish noblewoman. She became (1807) the mistress of Emperor Napoleon I and bore (1810) him a son, Alexandre Walewski.

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