Bonaparte, Louis

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Bonaparte, Louis Gender: M
Napoléon Louis Joseph Jérôme Bonaparte
born on 16 July 1864 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Meudon, France, 48n48, 2e14
Timezone LMT m2e14 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 24°33' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 22°47 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 21°12'

Louis Bonaparte (1902)


French nobleman, a member of the Bonaparte family, a lieutenant-general in the Russian Army and Governor of the province of Yerevan in 1905.

Louis Bonaparte, as he was known, was born in Meudon, France. He was the second son of Prince Napoléon Bonaparte, who was the son of Napoleon's brother Jérôme Bonaparte and of Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy, daughter of Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.

He was educated with his older brother Victor, Prince Napoléon, then lived a lazy life in Paris at the home of his aunt Mathilde Bonaparte. His father directed him to a military career. As a descendant of Napoleon Bonaparte, he wasn't allowed to join the French Army and therefore became a lieutenant in the Italian Army in Verona, with the approval of his uncle, King Umberto I of Italy.

Because of anti-French sentiment in the Italian Army, he left Italy in 1890 and entered the Russian Army. In 1895 he became a colonel; in 1902 he was stationed in the Caucasus. When riots broke out in 1905 between Armenians and Azeris in Yerevan, he was named governor of the province of Yerevan and ordered to restore order.

In 1910, he retired from the Russian Army as a lieutenant-general and moved to the family estate in Prangins, Switzerland. At the request of the Russian tsar, he became liaison officer for the Russian Army with the Third Italian Army, led by his cousin Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta.

In 1917, he returned to Prangins, though his later travels included trips to Japan and the United States. He died on 14 October 1932, aged 66, from a stroke. He never married and had no children.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Le Journal des Débats politiques et littéraires," 18 July 1864. p. 2: "Le Moniteur annonce que Mme la princesse Marie-Clotilde Napoléon a donné le jour à un fils, hier soir, à onze heures."

(The Moniteur [yesterday] announces that Madame Princess Marie-Clotilde Napoleon gave birth to a son last night at eleven o'clock).

Scholfield cannot find the birth certificate in the online Meudon archives.


  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Stroke)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Lieutenant-general)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Governor of the province of Yerevan)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Bonaparte)