Prince Murat

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House of Murat
French: Maison Murat
Italian: Casa Murat
Royal family
Great Coat of Arms of Joachim Murat as King of Naples.svg
Country  France
 Italy
Parent house House of Bonaparte (female line)
Titles
Style(s) "His/Her Majesty"
"His/Her Royal Highness"
Founded 1808; 208 years ago (1808)
Founder Joachim Murat
Final ruler Joachim I
Current head Joachim VIII
Deposition 1815 (1815)
Ethnicity French

The House of Murat (French: Maison Murat, Italian: Casa Murat), collectivley known as Princes of Murat, is a noble family created by Napoleon I for his brother-in-law Joachim Murat who would serve as King of Naples. On the 5 December 1812 Joachim's second son Lucien was also created sovereign Prince of Pontecorvo (of an enclave in the Kingdom of Naples), in succession to Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte by an Imperial Decree.[1] The Prince of Pontecorvo title is still used to this day for the heir to the Prince Murat.[2]

Princes Murat[edit]

Name Birth date Death date Tenure begin Tenure end
Joachim, 1st Prince Murat

Also King of Naples (1808-1815)

25 March 1767 13 October 1815(1815-10-13) (aged 48) 1805 13 October 1815 (10 years, 285 days)
Achille, 2nd Prince Murat 21 January 1801 15 April 1847(1847-04-15) (aged 46) 13 October 1815 15 April 1847 (31 years, 184 days)
Lucien, 3rd Prince Murat 16 May 1803 10 April 1878(1878-04-10) (aged 74) 15 April 1847 10 April 1878 (30 years, 360 days)
Joachim, 4th Prince Murat 21 June 1834 23 October 1901(1901-10-23) (aged 67) 10 April 1878 23 October 1901 (23 years, 196 days)
Joachim, 5th Prince Murat 28 February 1856 2 November 1932(1932-11-02) (aged 76) 23 October 1901 2 November 1932 (31 years, 10 days)
Joachim, 6th Prince Murat 6 August 1885 11 May 1938(1938-05-11) (aged 52) 2 November 1932 11 May 1938 (5 years, 190 days)
Joachim, 7th Prince Murat 16 January 1920 20 July 1944(1944-07-20) (aged 24) 11 May 1938 20 July 1944 (6 years, 70 days)
Joachim, 8th Prince Murat 26 November 1944 (age 71 years, 240 days) 20 July 1944 (72 years, 3 days)
Joachim, Prince of Pontecorvo 3 May 1973 (age 43 years, 81 days)

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