BONAPARTE , the name of a
See also:family made famous by
See also:Napoleon I . (q.v.), emperor of the French . The French
See also:form Bonaparte was not commonly used, even by Napoleon, until after the
See also:spring of 1796 . The
See also:original name was Buonaparte, which was
See also:borne in the early
See also:middle ages by several distinct families in Italy . One of these, which settled at Florence before the
See also:year IToo, divided in the 13th century into the two branches of
See also:San Miniato and
See also:Sarzana . A member of this latter, Francesco Buonaparte, emigrated in the middle of the 16th century to
See also:Corsica, where his descendants continued to occupy themselves with the affairs of
See also:law and the magistracy .
VICOMTE DE LOUIS GABRIEL AMBROISE BONALD (1754-1840...
HORATIUS BONAR (1808-1889)
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