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Marie-Anne, a.k.a. Elisa Bonaparte (1777-1820)

Duchess of Lucca and Princess of Piombino, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Countess of Compignano

Arms of Marie-Anne, a.k.a. Elisa Bonaparte (1777-1820)

Born on January 13, 1777 in Ajaccio , Corsica.

Younger sister of Emperor Napoleon I of France.

Napoleon named her Grand Duchess of Tuscany from 1809 to 1814.

She died on August 7, 1820 in Trieste, then Austria, now Italy.

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In 1969, Los Correos de Cuba (Cuban Postal Service) released a 4 Pesos stamp bearing the image of Elisa Bonaparte .

Main portrait

"Elisa Bonaparte", by Marie Guilhelmine Benoist (Paris 1768 - Paris 1826).

Other portraits

Marie-Anne, a.k.a. Elisa Bonaparte (1777-1820)
"Elisa Bonaparte", by Joseph-Boniface Franque (Buis-les-Baronnies 1774 - Naples 1833), ca. 1812.
Marie-Anne, a.k.a. Elisa Bonaparte (1777-1820)
"Elisa Bonaparte and her daughter Elisa Napoleone", by Pietro Nocchi (Rome 1783 - Lucca 1854).
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