Hélène Napoleone Bonaparte

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Hélène Napoleone Bonaparte (18 June 1816 – 16 January 1907) [1] was the reputed daughter of Napoleon by his mistress, Albine de Montholon, wife of Charles Tristan, marquis de Montholon, and mother of Charles-François-Frédéric, marquis de Montholon-Sémonville. [2]

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References

  1. "Napoléone Marie Hélène Charlotte de Montholon Semonville" geni.com Accessed August 17, 2014
  2. "Napoleon Bonaparte"