by ethnic on December 29, 2007

Birth Name: Napoleon Bonaparte

Date of Birth: 15 August, 1769

Place of Birth: Ajaccio, Corsica, France

Date of Death: 5 May, 1821

Place of Death: Longwood, Saint Helena

Ethnicity: Italian (Corsican)

Napoleon was a French military and political leader. He was of entirely Italian descent (Corsican).

Napoleon, under the name Napoleon I, was Emperor of the French, from 18 May, 1804 to 6 April, 1814, and again from 20 March, 1815 to 22 June, 1815. He was also King of Italy, from 17 March, 1805 to 11 April, 1814, and Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, from 12 July, 1806 to 19 October, 1813.

Napoleon was the son of Maria Letizia (Ramolino) and Carlo Maria Buonaparte, who was a lawyer and politician.

Napoleon’s great-great-great-great-nephew is American actor and singer René Auberjonois, who is descended from Napoleon’s sister Caroline.

Napoleon’s paternal grandfather was Giuseppe Maria Buonaparte (the son of Sebastiano Nicola/Niccolo Buonaparte/Bonaparte and Maria Anna Tusoli). Giuseppe was a Corsican politician. Sebastiano was the son of Giuseppe Maria Buonaparte and Maria da Bozzi. Napoleon’s great-grandmother Maria Anna was the daughter of Carlo Tusoli and Isabella.

Napoleon’s paternal grandmother was Maria Saveria Paravicini (the daughter of Giuseppe Maria Paravicini/Paravisini and Anna Maria Angela Salineri). Giuseppe was born in Genoa, Liguria, the son of Gaetano Paravisini and Giuseppina Rossi. Anna was the daughter of Angelo Agostino Salineri and Francetta Merezano.

Napoleon’s maternal grandfather was Giovanni Geronimo Ramolino (the son of Giovanni Agostino Ramolino and Angela Maria Peri). Napoleon’s grandfather Giovanni was Captain of Corse Regiments of Chivalry and Infantry in the Army of the Republic of Genoa. Napoleon’s great-grandfather Giovanni was the son of Giovanni Girolamo Ramolino and Maria Letizia Boggiani. Angela was the daughter of Andrea Peri and Maria Maddalena Colonna d’Istria.

Napoleon’s maternal grandmother was Angèle-Marie/Maria Pietra-Santa (the daughter of Giuseppe Maria Pietrasanta and Maria Giuseppa Malerba). Giuseppe was the son of Giovanni Antonio Pietrasanta and Paola Brigida Sorba.

Source: Genealogy of Napoleon –

Picture by Jacques-Louis David [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

phaedra April 30, 2016 at 1:18 am

Is he like 4 weeks pregnant?

Delnegro August 4, 2011 at 3:19 am

Yeah I thought he’s French or part

Sandra August 26, 2010 at 8:05 am

Heard that too bb

bb July 5, 2010 at 4:54 am

there are many chance that his father is not biological father ,his real father come from north france…0-0

Anonymous August 25, 2010 at 9:58 pm

he’s greek

Gyromancian November 11, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Never heard such bullshit. Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769 one year after the Republic of Genoa had sold Corsica to the Kingdom of France through the Treaty of Versailles. His father was Carlo Maria Buonaparte; he was of Genoan extraction (maybe ultimately of Greek stock). He had NO French ancestry at all you dickhead (…)

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