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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.

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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