20 January 1826|
3 December 1892|
|Spouse(s)||Ellen Linzee Prout|
|Children||4 sons, including Andrew Bonaparte-Wyse|
|Relatives||Lucien Bonaparte (maternal grandfather)|
Captain William Charles Bonaparte-Wyse (20 January 1826 – 3 December 1892) was an Irish soldier and poet.
Nicknamed lo felibre irlandés, he wrote in Provençal, was a friend of Frédéric Mistral, and became the only foreign member of the consistory of the Félibrige, the Provençal cultural association. His collection Li Parpaioun Blu (The Blue Butterflies) was published in 1868, with a foreword by Mistral. He created the Provençal dish of dried figs poached in whiskey.
He married in 1864, in London, Ellen Linzee Prout (1842–1925) and they had four sons. He was the father of Permanent Secretary Andrew Nicholas Bonaparte-Wyse (1870–1940). His eldest son's godfather was Frédéric Mistral.
- Frederic Mistral, Lou Tresor dóu Felibrige, 1878–1886, Vol. 2 (G-Z), p. 143.
- Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat, translated by Anthea Bell, A History of Food, (Blackwell, 1992) page 674.
- Lloyd James Austin, Poetic Principles and Practice: Occasional Papers on Baudelaire, Mallarmé, and Valéry, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1987, p. 184
- "William Bonaparte-Wyse, un Provençal d’Irlande" edition N° 114, 1992 of La France latine, Revue d’études d’oc
- D. G. Paz, "Wyse, Sir Thomas (1791–1862)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004.
- Copy of Li Parpaioun Blu in Provençal and French, from the University of Provence
- Bonaparte-Wyse Papers, Collection List No. 119, National Library of Ireland