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Marie-Louise of Austria (1791-1847)

Empress of the French

Arms of Marie-Louise of Austria (1791-1847)

Born Maria Ludovica Leopoldina Franziska Therese Josepha Lucia von Habsburg-Lothringen on December 12, 1791 in Vienna, Austria.

By marrying Emperor Napoleon in 1810, she became Empress of the French, and gave birth in 1811 to Napoleon-François-Charles-Joseph Bonaparte, King of Rome.

She died on December 17, 1847 in Parma, Italy, and was buried in the Imperial crypt in Vienna 

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Main portrait

"Marie-Louise, Empress of the French" by François Pascal Simon Gérard (Rome 1770 - Paris 1837).

Other portraits

Marie-Louise of Austria (1791-1847)
"Marie-Louise, Empress of the French" by Jean-Baptiste Paulin-Guérin (Toulon 1783 - Paris 1855).
Marie-Louise of Austria (1791-1847)
"Marie-Louise, Empress of the French (detail)" by Robert Lefèvre (Bayeux 1755 - Paris 1830).
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