Catharina of Württemberg

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Catharina of Württemberg
Queen consort of Westphalia
Princess of Montfort
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A portrait of Queen Catharina in 1807.
Queen consort of Westphalia
Tenure 22 August 1807 - 26 October 1813
Spouse Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia
Issue Jérôme Napoléon Charles Bonaparte, 2nd Prince of Montfort
Mathilde Bonaparte, Princesse de San Donato
Napoléon Joseph Charles Paul Bonaparte
Full name
Catharina Frederica of Württemberg
House House of Bonaparte (by marriage)
House of Württemberg (by birth)
Father Frederick I of Württemberg
Mother Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Born 21 February 1783
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died 29 November 1835(1835-11-29) (aged 52)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Burial Ludwigsburg Palace Church [1]

Princess Catharina Frederica of Württemberg (21 February 1783 – 29 November 1835) was the second wife of Jérôme Bonaparte.

Family[edit]

Catharina was born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire to the later King Frederick I of Württemberg and Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. At age 5, her mother died and her father married her mother's first cousin Charlotte, Princess Royal.

Marriage and children[edit]

She was Jérôme Bonaparte's second wife, married on 22 August 1807 in the Royal Palace of Fontainebleau, France.

She was queen consort of the Kingdom of Westphalia. When the kingdom was dissolved after the downfall of the Napoleonic Empire, she followed her husband into exile.

Catharina died in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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