Marie-Louise of Austria
Letters from Napoleon
and loving Austrian princess, Marie-Louise was 19 when she married
must have been strange, at first, for Marie-Louise to be in France.
Her father was Francis I of Austria
and her great aunt, Marie-Antoinette,
had been executed during the Revolution.
marriage, which started off as a political necessity binding her
father's Austria and France more closely, appeared to be a contented
one for both Bonaparte and his young bride.
had a son, Francois, the King of Rome, who, after Bonaparte's first
abdication, went to Vienna to live with his mother.
Italian lands by her family, the now Duchess of Parma married twice
after Bonaparte's death.