Louis Lucien Bonaparte

Louis Lucien Bonaparte
Born (1813-01-04)4 January 1813
Thorngrove, Grimley, Worcestershire, England
Died 3 November 1891(1891-11-03) (aged 78)
Fano, Italy
Burial St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kensal Green
Spouse Anna Maria Cecchi, Clémence Richard
Issue Louis Clovis Bonaparte
House Bonaparte
Father Lucien Bonaparte
Mother Alexandrine de Bleschamp
Occupation Philologist, politician

Louis Lucien Bonaparte (4 January 1813 – 3 November 1891) was the third son of Napoleon's second surviving brother, Lucien Bonaparte.


He was born at Thorngrove, a mansion in Grimley, Worcestershire, England, where his family were temporarily interned after having been captured by the British en route to America.[1]

On 4 October 1833 he married in Florence Maria Anna Cecchi, a daughter of florentine sculptor. The couple separated in 1850 and after Maria Anna died on 17 March 1891 in Ajaccio, Louis Lucien married on 15 June 1891 in London Clémence Richard with whom he already had a son Louis Clovis Bonaparte (1859–1894).

Louis Lucien died at Fano, Italy. Clémence Richard died in 1915.


A philologist and politician, he spent his youth in Italy and did not go to France until 1848, when he served two brief terms in the Assembly as representative for Corsica (1848) and for the Seine départements (1849) before moving to London, where he spent most of the remainder of his life.[1] His classification of dialects of the Basque language is still used. He also denounced William Pryce for having plagiarized the research of Edward Lhuyd into Cornish and other Celtic languages.


Louis Lucien Bonaparte died at Fano, Italy. He is buried at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kensal Green next to his son and second wife.[1]



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