BONAPARTE, ELIZABETH (PATTERSON)
\bˈɒnɐpˌɑːt], \bˈɒnɐpˌɑːt], \b_ˈɒ_n_ɐ_p_ˌɑː_t]\
Definitions of BONAPARTE, ELIZABETH (PATTERSON)
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(1785-1879), wife of Jerome Bonaparte (youngest brother of Napoleon), to whom she was married in 1803 by Archbishop Carroll with all requisite legal formalities. She sailed for Europe in 1805, but the opposition of Napoleon prevented her landing and she was obliged to take refuge in England. The marriage was annulled by a decree of the Council of State, and she returned to America. Jerome married the Princess Caroline of WÃ¼rtemberg.
By John Franklin Jameson
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