Charlotte Napoléon Bonaparte - Florence, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 43° 46.121 E 011° 15.714
32T E 682050 N 4848667
Quick Description: The tomb of Charlotte Napoléon Bonaparte, Napoléon's niece, is located in the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 1/13/2020 5:56:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM11YVA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:

The marble tomb of Charlotte Napoléon Bonaparte was sculpted by Lorenzo Bartolini in 1840. It is located in a chapel to the right of the main altar of the Basilica of Santa Croce. The tomb features a bust of Charlotte Bonaparte. On the front of the tomb is the inscription in French:

ICI REPOSE
CHARLOTTE NAPOLÉON BONAPARTE
DIGNE DE SON NOM
MDCCCXXXIX

HERE RESTS
CHARLOTTE NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
WORTHY OF HIS NAME
MDCCCXXXIX

Charlotte Napoléon Bonaparte was born on October 31, 1802. She was Napoleon's niece, the daughter of Joseph Bonaparte, Napoléon's older brother, and Julie Clary. From 1808 to 1813 her father was the King of Spain and thus she held the title Princess Charlotte Napoléon Bonaparte, Infanta of Spain.

Charlotte was an artist. She studied painting and engraving in Paris and Brussels and excelled at producing watercolor paintings. From 1821 to 1824 she lived with her father in New Jersey and exhibited her work at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

On July 23, 1826 she married her cousin Napoléon Louis Bonaparte. She died, probably in childbirth, on March 2, 1839 in Sardinia, Italy while on her return to France.

How identified / Comment identifie: Sign / Panneau

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Visiting Days or Hours / Heures d'ouverture:
Monday - Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm (last admission is at 5:00 pm) Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation: Epiphany (January 6), Assumption of Mary (August 15), All Saints Day (November 1), Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8) 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm (last admission is at 5:00 pm)


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