Joachim, 5th Prince Murat

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Joachim Murat
Prince Murat
Tenure 23 October 1901 – 2 November 1932
Predecessor Joachim Joseph Murat
Successor Joachim Murat
Born (1856-02-28)28 February 1856
Died 2 November 1932(1932-11-02) (aged 76)
Spouse Marie Cécile Ney d'Elchingen
Father Joachim, 4th Prince Murat
Mother Malcy Louise Caroline Berthier de Wagram

Joachim Napoléon Murat, 5th Prince Murat (Boissy-Saint-Léger, Val-de-Marne, France, 28 February 1856 – Château de Chambly, Chambly, Oise, France November 2, 1932), was a member of the Bonaparte-Murat family.

Early life[edit]

Joachim Napoléon Murat was born on 28 February 1856 at Boissy-Saint-Léger, Val-de-Marne, France. His parents were Joachim Joseph Murat, 4th Prince Murat and of Malcy Louise Caroline Berthier de Wagram. His paternal grandparents were Prince Napoleon Lucien Charles Murat, 2nd Prince of Pontecorvo and 3rd Prince Murat, the second son of Joachim Murat, King of Naples, who married Napoleon's sister, Caroline Bonaparte, and Caroline Georgina Fraser (Charleston, South Carolina, 13 April 1810 – Paris, 10 February 1879), daughter of Thomas Fraser.[1]

His maternal grandparents were Napoléon-Alexandre Berthier, 2nd Prince of Wagram (1810–1887) and Zénaïde Françoise Clary (1812–1884), who was the niece of Désirée Clary and Julie Clary. His maternal great-grandfather was Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753–1815), 1st prince de Wagram, 1st duc de Valangin, 1st sovereign Prince of Neuchâtel, who was a Marshal and Vice-Constable of France beginning in 1808, and Chief of Staff (Major général) under Napoleon.

Personal life[edit]

Cécile Murat Ney d'Elchingen (1867-1960) (Giovanni Boldini, 1910)

On 10 May 1884 he married Marie Cécile Ney d'Elchingen, with whom he had eight children:

  1. Joachim, 6th Prince Murat (1885–1938)
  2. Princess Marguerite (1886–1956), m. Baron Edgar Lejeune
  3. Prince Pierre (1887–1888)
  4. Prince Alexandre (1889–1926) m. Yvonne Gillois [2]
  5. Prince Charles Michael Joachim Napoleon (1892–1973), who married Margaret Styuvesant Rutherford (1891–1976), the step-daughter of William Kissam Vanderbilt[3] and the granddaughter of Lewis Morris Rutherfurd (1816–1892)[4] and Oliver Harriman (1829–1904), in 1929.[5] She was previously married to U.S. Representative Ogden Livingston Mills (1884–1937) and Sir Paul Henry Dukes (1889–1967).
  6. Prince Paul (1893–1964) m. Solange de La Rochefoucald
  7. Prince Louis (b. 1896; k.i.a. 1916)
  8. Prince Jérôme Murat (1898–1992)


Prince Louis died unmarried and Prince Charles had no issue; all the others did.



  1. ^ "Prince Murat is dead" (pdf). New York Times. 24 October 1901. Retrieved 5 May 2008. 
  2. ^ Scarisbrick, Diana. "THE MURAT TIARA". Sothebys. 
  3. ^ World, Times Wide (21 April 1940). "MRS. VANDERBILT DIES IN HOSPITAL; Widow of W. K. and Daughter of Late Oliver Harriman Noted for War Work and Charities". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Lewis Morris Rutherfurd". New York Times. June 1, 1892. Retrieved 2014-01-09. Lewis Morris Kutherfurd died on Decoration Day at his home, Tranquillity, N.J., in the seventy-sixth [sic] year of his age. 
  5. ^ Times, Special Cable To The New York (21 September 1911). "MISS RUTHERFURD WEDS OGDEN L. MILLS; Daughter of Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, Sr., Married at Chateau Du Quesney in France. FIRST A CIVIL CEREMONY Gay Luncheon for Twelve at 17th Century Estate Follows Marriage Service by the Rev. J. B. Morgan.". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
French nobility
of the First French Empire
Preceded by
Joachim Joseph Murat
Prince of Pontecorvo
Succeeded by
Joachim Murat
Prince Murat