Joachim, 7th Prince Murat

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Joachim Murat
Prince Murat
Tenure 11 May 1938 – 20 July 1944
Predecessor Joachim, 6th Prince Murat
Successor Joachim, 8th Prince Murat
Born (1920-01-16)16 January 1920
Neuilly-sur-Seine
Died

20 July 1944(1944-07-20) (aged 24)
La Gabrière Lingé

Croix de Guerre avec Palme (War Cross with Palm)

Légion d’Honneur (posthumous)
Spouse Nicole Véra Claire Hélène Maurice Pastré
Issue Princess Caroline Murat
Princess Malcy Murat
Joachim Murat, 8th Prince Murat

Joachim Murat, 7th Prince Murat (January 16, 1920 in Neuilly, Île-de-France, France – July 20, 1944 in La Gabrière Lingé, Indre), was a member of the Bonaparte-Murat family. He was killed in World War II.

Biography[edit]

On August 18, 1940, he married in Marseille Nicole Véra Claire Hélène Maurice Pastré (1921-1992), the daughter of Countess Lily Pastré, a philanthropist who founded the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 1948, and Count Jean Pastré, a polo player who played polo at the 1924 Summer Olympics.[1]

They had three children:

  • Princess Caroline Murat (b. 1941) : Married in 1962 to Count Yves de Parcevaux,(b. 1936) and divorced. Married in 1967 to Miklós Klobusiczky de Klobusicz et Zétény (b. 1946), son of Elemér Klobusiczky de Klobusicz et Zétény and Countess Julia Apponyi de Nagyappony. Children:
    • Count Amaury de Parcevaux (b. 1963).
    • Patricia Klobusiczky (b. 1968).
    • Arielle Klobusiczky (b. 1971).
  • Princess Malcy Murat (1942-1990).
  • Joachim Murat, 8th Prince Murat (b. 1944).

General Weygand said of him: "A young officer distinguished by his zealousness and courage, a true leader of men."

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French nobility
of the First French Empire
Preceded by
Joachim, 6th Prince Murat
Prince of Pontecorvo
1932–1938
Vacant
Title next held by
Joachim, Prince of Pontecorvo
Prince Murat
1938–1944
Vacant
Title next held by
Joachim, 8th Prince Murat