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Jerome's Wife #2: "Kinsoen, Francois-Joseph - Portrait of Catherine of Würtemberg, Wife of Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia" Jerome married her as his second (and possibly bigamous) wife after abandoning Betsy Patterson and her son, Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte, at the behest of Napoleon.

On May 29th, 1814 at around noon, Josephine Bonaparte passed away in her Chateau Malmaison. She was given the last rites at 11:00 and shortly after, reached out her arms to embrace her children, Hortense and Eugene. She died in her son’s arms where ‘he held her thus for a time, feeling her spirit like a brilliant light all around me.’

1807 Caroline Murat représentée se promenant dans les jardins de son château de Neuilly by François-Pascal-Simon Gérard (Versailles) Photo - Gérard Blot

Marie-Louise, Empress of France 1810-1814. Second Wife of Napoleon Ist and Mother to his son, Napoleon II. This is an early photograph and caught her in the year of her death, 1847.