Joséphine de Beauharnais

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Joséphine de Beauharnais
Empress consort of the French
Tenure 18 May 1804 – 29 May 1814
Coronation 2 December 1804
Queen consort of Italy
Tenure 26 May 1805 – 29 May 1814
Spouse Alexandre de Beauharnais
Napoleon I
Issue
Eugène de Beauharnais
Hortense de Beauharnais
Full name
Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie
House Tascher de la Pagerie
House of Beauharnais
House of Bonaparte
Father Joseph Gaspard Tascher de La Pagerie
Mother Rose Claire des Vergers de Sannois
Born 23 June 1763(1763-06-23)
Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique
Died 29 May 1814(1814-05-29) (aged 50)
Rueil-Malmaison, Île-de-France, France
Religion Roman Catholic

Joséphine de Beauharnais (23 June 1763 – 29 May 1814) was the first wife of Napoléon Bonaparte. This made her the first Empress of the French. Her first husband Alexandre de Beauharnais was guillotined during the Reign of Terror.

She did not have any children with Napoleon. Because of this he divorced her in 1810. Then he married Marie Louise of Austria.