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Beau·har·nais

 (bō-är-nā′), Alexandre de 1760-1794.
French soldier who fought with Rochambeau's troops in the American Revolution and later in France with the French Revolutionary army. He was guillotined during the Reign of Terror.

Beauharnais

, Eugène de 1781-1824.
French soldier and statesman. Son of Alexandre and Josephine de Beauharnais, he was later adopted by Napoleon I and became viceroy and then heir apparent to the throne of Italy (1806).

Beauharnais

, Josephine de 1763-1814.
Empress of the French (1804-1809) as the wife of Napoleon I. Married first to Alexandre de Beauharnais, she wed Napoleon Bonaparte in 1796. The marriage was annulled (1810) because of her alleged infertility.

Beauharnais

(French boarnɛ)
n
1. (Biography) Alexandre (alɛksãdr), 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
2. (Biography) his son, Eugène de (øʒɛn də). 1781–1824, viceroy of Italy (1805–14) for his stepfather Napoleon I
3. (Biography) (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
4. (Biography) Joséphine de (ʒozefin də), previous name of the Empress Josephine. See Josephine

Beau•har•nais

(ˌboʊ ɑrˈneɪ)

n.
1. Eugénie Hortense de, 1782–1837, queen of Holland: wife of Louis Bonaparte.
2. Joséphine de, 1763–1814, empress of France 1804–09: first wife of Napoleon I.
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It did not take much digging to discover that the Duke of Leuchtenberg was none other than Eugene de Beauharnais, the stepson of Napoleon who married the daughter of the King of Bavaria, and whose art collection was celebrated in its day.
With a green army, few supplies, and trapped between a treacherous Bonaparte in-law and the advancing Austrians, Eugene de Beauharnais, Napoleon's step-son, brilliantly executed three strategic retreats and ended the war not only highly regarded by his enemies, but technically undefeated.
In 1805, when Napoleon crowned himself king in Milan cathedral, the Italian Republic became the Kingdom of Italy with its own viceroy, Eugene de Beauharnais, its own court and nobility.