Jérôme Napoléon Bonaparte
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|Jérôme Napoléon Bonaparte|
Jerome Napoleon Patterson-Bonaparte in his mid-forties
5 July 1805|
95 Camberwell Grove, Camberwell, London, England
|Died||17 June 1870
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Spouse||Susan May Williams|
|Issue||Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte II
Charles Joseph Bonaparte
Jérôme Napoléon "Bo" Bonaparte (London, 5 July 1805 – Baltimore, 17 June 1870) was an American farmer, chairman of the Maryland Agricultural Society, first president of the Maryland Club, and the son of Elizabeth Patterson and Jérôme Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon I.
He was born in 95 Camberwell Grove, Camberwell, London, England, but lived in the United States with his wealthy American mother. Jérôme's mother's marriage had been annulled by order of Jérôme's uncle, French Emperor Napoleon I. The annulment caused the rescission of his right to carry the Bonaparte name; though the ruling was later reversed by his cousin, Napoleon III.
It is speculated that Jérôme's prospective title is a reason the 11th Congress of the United States in 1810 proposed the Titles of Nobility Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would strip an American of his citizenship if he accepted a title of nobility from a foreign nation. The amendment has never been approved, lacking the approval of only two state legislatures at that time.
- Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte II (1830-1893), officer in the armies of both the United States and France, had issue;
- Charles Joseph Bonaparte (1851-1921), United States Attorney General and Secretary of the Navy, no issue.
He graduated from Mount St. Mary's College (now Mount St. Mary's University) in 1817 and later received a law degree from Harvard but did not practice the law. He was a founding member of the Maryland Club, serving as its first president
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