Bonaparte (Buonaparte), Carlo Maria

b. 29 March 1746, Ajaccio

d. 24 February 1785, Montpellier

Father of Napoleon. A lawyer who had studied in Rome and Pisa, he was a supporter of Paoli in the struggle to maintain Corsica's independence, but when the French took control of the island he decided to remain, and successfully adapted to French rule. Died prematurely, probably from cancer of the stomach. See Balteau, J. and others. Dictionnaire de biographie française, 1933-, vol. 6, p. 913; Michaud. Biographie universelle ancienne et moderne, 1843-?, vol. 4, p. 672.

No biography in Bouvier, F. Bonaparte en Italie, 1796, 1899.

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