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Marie Laetitia Bonaparte
Duchess of Aosta
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Born (1866-11-20)20 November 1866
Palais Royal, Paris, France
Died 25 October 1926(1926-10-25) (aged 59)
Moncalieri, Italy
Spouse Prince Amadeo, Duke of Aosta
Issue Prince Umberto, Count of Salemi
Full name
Marie Laetitia Eugénie Catherine Adélaïde Bonaparte
House Bonaparte (birth)
Savoy (marriage)
Father Prince Napoléon Bonaparte
Mother Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy
Religion Roman Catholicism

Marie Laetitia Bonaparte (Marie Laetitia Eugénie Catherine Adélaïde; 20 November 1866 – 25 October 1926) was one of three children born to Prince Napoléon an his wife Princess Maria Clotilde o Savoy. In 1888 she mairried Prince Amadeo, Duke of Aosta, the former King of Spain. Maria Letizia became the Duchess of Aosta, Duke of Aosta being a title Amadeus was known before after his becoming King of Spain. Their mairiage wis instrumental in almost reviving French hopes o reinstating the House of Bonaparte into a position of power, as seen in the days of Napoleon III. She wis a cousin of King Umberto I of Italy. In Italy she was known as "Maria Letizia Bonaparte".


  1. Prince Umberto of Savoy, Count of Salemi (22 Juin 1889 – 19 October 1918) died in a 1918 flu pandemic in World War I. Never married an had no known children. .


  • 20 November 1866 – 11 September 1888 Her Imperial Highness Marie Laetitia Bonaparte, Princesse Française.
  • 11 September 1888 – 18 January 1890 Her Imperial an Royal Highness The Duchess of Aosta.
  • 18 January 1890 – 26 October 1926 Her Imperial an Royal Highness The Dowager Duchess of Aosta.
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