Alexandre François Marie de Beauharnais

Alexandre François Marie de Beauharnais

Fort-de-France, Arrondissement de Fort-de-France, Martinique
Death 23 Jul 1794 (aged 34)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 12132907 · View Source
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French aristocracy. Vicomte de Beauharnais. Born Alexandre François Marie de Beauharnais in Fort-Royal (present day Fort-de-France), Martinique, the third son of François de Beauharnais, Marquess de la Ferte-Beauharnais and governor of Martinique and his first wife, Marie Pyart de Chastullé. During the American Revolution de Beauharnais was part of the French allied army that fought in America. On December 13, 1779, he married Joséphine Tascher de la Pagerie. She was to be better know to history as the Empress Joséphine Bonaparte. de Beauharnais was a supporter of the French Revolution, and a commander in the French Revolutionary Army. A moderate member of the National Assembly, he was also president of the National Constituent Assembly in 1791. Promoted to general in 1792, he refused a June 1793 appointment to Minister of War. After the Reign of Terror began, along with most moderates, he was arrested and thrown into Carmes Prison in Paris. Accused of treason, de Beauharnais was condemnded and executed on the Place de la Révolution along with his brother Augustin. His body was dumped in a common grave with more than 1,000 fellow victims of the guillotine.

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