Beauharnais

[ boh-ar-ne ]
/ boʊ arˈnɛ /

noun

A·le·xandre de [a-lek-sahndruhduh], /æ lɛk sɑndrədə/, 1760–94, French general and statesman.
Eu·gé·nie Hortense de [œ-zhey-nee awr-tahns duh], /œ ʒeɪˈni ɔrˈtɑ̃s də/, 1782–1837, queen of Holland: wife of Louis Bonaparte.
Jo·sé·phine de [zhaw-zey-feen duh], /ʒɔ zeɪˈfin də/, 1763–1814, empress of France 1804–09: first wife of Napoleon I.

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Beauharnais
/ (French boarnɛ) /

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 JosephineSee Josephine
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