François V de Beauharnais

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Francis V of Beauharnais
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François de Beauharnais
Born(1714-01-16)16 January 1714
La Rochelle
Died18 June 1800(1800-06-18) (aged 86)
Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Noble familyBeauharnais
Spouse(s)Henriette Pyvart de Chastillé
FatherClaude de Beauharnais
MotherRenée Hardouineau
Governor general of the French Antilles
In office
May 1757 – 7 February 1761
Preceded byMaximin de Bompart
Succeeded byLouis-Charles de La Touche
Governor of Martinique
In office
May 1757 – 7 February 1761
Preceded byAlexandre Rouillé de Rocourt
Succeeded byLouis-Charles de La Touche

François V de Beauharnais (16 January 1714, La Rochelle - 18 June 1800, Saint-Germain-en-Laye) was a French nobleman, soldier, politician, colonial governor and admiral. He was baron de Beauville, 1st marquis de la Ferté-Beauharnais, chef d'escadre des armées royales, and governor of the French colony of Martinique. He was the son of Claude de Beauharnais (1680–1738), comte des Roches-Baritaud and his wife Renée Hardouineau. Francis V of Beauharnais was one of the great-grandfathers of the family Eslandoost de Beauville[citation needed].

Marriages and issue[edit]

On 13 September 1751, at Blois, François de Beauharnais married Henriette Pyvart de Chastillé (1722–1767). They had three children:

On Henriette's death, François de Beauharnais in 1796 married Désirée Eugénie Tascher de La Pagerie (1739–1803).

Life[edit]

In 1751, he was made chef d'escadre des vaisseaux du roi, then governor of Martinique. On 20 April 1752, he acquired the château de La Ferté-Avrain, which had recently been rebuilt. In recognition of his services to France, on 7 July 1764 Louis XV promoted him to the status of marquis, allowing him to raise his lands at La Ferté-Avrain into the marquisat. From then on, La Ferté-Avrain was called La Ferté-Beauharnais after him.

Genealogy[edit]

François V de Beauharnais is the ancestor of Nicolas of Leuchtenberg.

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