Beauharnais



Alexandre de [a-lek-sahndruh duh] /æ lɛk sɑndrə də/ (Show IPA), 1760–94, French general and statesman.
Eugénie Hortense de
[œ-zhey-nee awr-tahns duh] /œ ʒeɪˈni ɔrˈtɑ̃s də/ (Show IPA), 1782–1837, queen of Holland: wife of Louis Bonaparte.
Joséphine de
[zhaw-zey-feen duh] /ʒɔ zeɪˈfin də/ (Show IPA), 1763–1814, empress of France 1804–09: first wife of Napoleon I.
Historical Examples

The sword of your father–the sword of General Beauharnais–shall be restored to you.
Queen Hortense L. Mhlbach

Beauharnais had but little hope that he should escape the guillotine.
Hortense, Makers of History Series John S. C. Abbott

Beauharnais chased fashion’s butterflies, and caught them, too, for he came home late and quarreled with his wife—a sure sign.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14 Elbert Hubbard

By this time the Bonapartes and the Beauharnais hated Talleyrand.
Talleyrand Joseph McCabe

Mme. Beauharnais, as well as her friend, unfolded her wings like a butterfly as she escaped from the bars of her cell.
The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane

Do they also say ‘your Majesty’ to the widow of Beauharnais?
An Historical Mystery Honore de Balzac

The people were in power and Beauharnais had labored to temper their wrath with reason.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14 Elbert Hubbard

It was about this time that young Beauharnais came to Milan.
Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

Then Beauharnais was tall and had a splendid beard and wore a dangling sword.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14 Elbert Hubbard

Viscountess Beauharnais was soon, however, to be freed from this want.
Queen Hortense L. Mhlbach

noun
Alexandre (alɛksã̃dr), Vicomte de. 1760–94, French general, who served in the War of American Independence and the French Revolutionary wars; first husband of Empress Joséphine: guillotined
his son, Eugène de (øʒɛn də). 1781–1824, viceroy of Italy (1805–14) for his stepfather Napoleon I
(Eugénie) (øʒeni) Hortense de (ɔrtɑ̃s də). 1783–1837, queen of Holland (1806–10) as wife of Louis Bonaparte; daughter of Alexandre Beauharnais and sister of Eugène: mother of Napoleon III
Joséphine de (ʒozefin də), previous name of the Empress Josephine See Josephine

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