Buonaparte


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Buonaparte

(bwonaˈparte)
n
(Biography) the Italian spelling of Bonaparte
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Bo•na•parte

(ˈboʊ nəˌpɑrt)

n.
1. Charles Louis Napoléon, Napoleon III.
2. François Charles Joseph, Napoleon II.
3. Jérôme, 1784–1860, king of Westphalia 1807 (brother of Napoleon I).
4. Joseph, 1768–1844, king of Naples 1806–08; king of Spain 1808–13 (brother of Napoleon I).
5. Louis, 1778–1846, king of Holland 1806–10 (brother of Napoleon I).
6. Lucien, 1775–1840, prince of Canino, a principality in Italy (brother of Napoleon I).
7. Napoléon, Napoleon I.
Italian, Buonaparte.
Bo`na•par′te•an, adj.
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They have decided that Buonaparte has burnt his boats, and I believe that we are ready to burn ours."
Prussia has always declared that Buonaparte is invincible, and that all Europe is powerless before him....
"Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes. But I warn you, if you don't tell me that this means war, if you still try to defend the infamies and horrors perpetrated by that Antichrist- I really believe he is Antichrist- I will have nothing more to do with you and you are no longer my friend, no longer my 'faithful slave,' as you call yourself!
"In 1803, friends wrote me from Paris that Mademoiselle Georges did not lack for admirers, and that among the crowds of new people, parvenu de la finance, administrators, and this entire, unsavory new breed of people that now reigns in Petersburg, she did not deign to throw her handkerchief to anyone; when, at one soiree, her admirers saw Roustan, cette ame damnee, ce valet de cet autre valet qui s'appele Buonaparte at the new goddess's door." (PSS 13: 213)
All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
Dad Alfonso came to Scotland from Italy, and one of his ancestors, Giovanni Buonaparte, founded the Bonaparte family after settling on Napoleon's home island of Corsica.
During Napoleon's years of power, radicals (proponents of change) gave Napoleon favorable press; loyalists (conservatives) countered with unrelenting abuse, calling him "Buonaparte" (never Bonaparte), Corsican assassin, ruffian, murderer, robber, and "Leader of Banditti" (46, 110).