Maria Letizia Bonaparte

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(Ajaccio 1750-Rome 1836) a mother of Napoelon I. She was of an ancient Corsican family and married Carlo Maria Bonaparte at the age of 14. In 1785 she became widow, and in 1793 run away to Marsiglia, but three years later settled in Paris. In 1814 she accompanied Napleon to the island of Elba, and after Waterloo moved to Rome for good. She always conducted modest style of life, notwithstanding her high position after Napoleon became an emperor.

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