Josephine of Leuchtenberg

1807 - 1876

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Joséphine of Leuchtenberg or Joséphine de Beauharnais (Joséphine Maximilienne Eugénie Napoléone de Beauharnais; 14 March 1807 – 7 June 1876) was Queen of Sweden and Norway as the wife of King Oscar I. She was also Princess of Bologna from birth and Duchess of Galliera from 1813. She was regarded as politically active during the reign of her spouse and acted as his political adviser, actively participating in government affairs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josephine of Leuchtenberg has received more than 355,521 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Josephine of Leuchtenberg is the 92nd most popular companion (up from 99th in 2019), the 514th most popular biography from Italy (up from 543rd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Italian Companion.

Josephine of Leuchtenberg was a member of the House of Wittelsbach and the only daughter of Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria and his wife, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia. She was born in Munich and died in Munich. She married Duke Eugène de Beauharnais, who was later executed during the French Revolution.

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Among companions, Josephine of Leuchtenberg ranks 92 out of 687Before her are Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Isabella of Austria, Maria Feodorovna, Hortense de Beauharnais, Athaliah, and Elisabeth Farnese. After her are Maria Luisa of Parma, Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Carlota of Mexico, Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France, and Anna Pavlovna of Russia.

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Among people born in 1807, Josephine of Leuchtenberg ranks 3Before her are Giuseppe Garibaldi and Robert E. Lee. After her are Jules Grévy, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Louis Agassiz, Princess Feodora of Leiningen, Joseph Petzval, Harriet Taylor Mill, Lajos Batthyány, Bezmiâlem Sultan, and Princess Charlotte of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1876, Josephine of Leuchtenberg ranks 5Before her are Mikhail Bakunin, George Sand, Abdülaziz, and George Armstrong Custer. After her are Karl Ernst von Baer, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Truganini, Catherine Labouré, Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, Marie d'Agoult, and Ildefons Cerdà.

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Among people born in Italy, Josephine of Leuchtenberg ranks 514 out of 4,088Before her are Benedetto Croce (1866), Giorgio Napolitano (1925), Franco Zeffirelli (1923), Gianni Rodari (1920), Ennius (-239), and Elisabeth Farnese (1692). After her are Gaius Caesar (-20), Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720), Maria Luisa of Parma (1751), Totila (500), Alphonsus Liguori (1696), and Franco Nero (1941).


Among companions born in Italy, Josephine of Leuchtenberg ranks 7Before her are Catherine de' Medici (1519), Messalina (17), Zita of Bourbon-Parma (1892), Livia (-58), Poppaea Sabina (30), and Elisabeth Farnese (1692). After her are Maria Luisa of Parma (1751), Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (1772), Bianca Maria Sforza (1472), Julia the Elder (-39), Amalasuntha (495), and Constance, Queen of Sicily (1154).