Roland Napoléon Bonaparte, 6th Prince of Canino and Musignano (May 19, 1858 – April 14, 1924) was a French prince and president of the Société de Géographie from 1910 until his death.
On the death of his cousin Prince Napoléon Charles Bonaparte he succeeded him as the 6th Prince of Canino and Musignano, but he never assumed the title. With Prince Roland's death in Paris the senior line of the House of Bonaparte descending from Lucien Bonaparte became extinct in the male line. In 1886, Bonaparte was part of a scientific expedition that photographed and anatomically measured the Sami inhabitants of Northern Norway.
He died on April 14, 1924.
Bonaparte Point in Antarctica was named after him by Jean-Baptiste Charcot. There is also a small lake on the mountains above the Coast Sámi/Norwegian village Kvalsund which is called Bonapartesjøen - Lake Bonaparte - after his abovementioned visit to the region.
Bonaparte dressed in gákti, traditional Sámi clothes
Mother: Justine Elénore Bonaparte
Father: Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte
1st wife: Marie Felice Blanc
- Special Exhibit: Laplander Studies by Roland Bonaparte. Retrieved August 14, 2008.
- "Author Query for 'Bonap.'". International Plant Names Index.
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Roland BonaparteBorn: May 19 1858 Died: April 14 1924
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