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Josephine of Leuchtenberg

1807 - 1876

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Joséphine of Leuchtenberg (Joséphine Maximilienne Eugénie Napoléone de Beauharnais; 14 March 1807 – 7 June 1876) was Queen of Sweden and Norway from 8 March 1844 to 8 July 1859 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 399,180 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Josephine of Leuchtenberg is the 90th most popular companion (up from 92nd in 2019), the 478th most popular biography from Italy (up from 514th in 2019) and the 6th 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 90 out of 673Before her are Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Carlota of Mexico, Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain, Hortense de Beauharnais, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, and Mordred. After her are Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal, Maria Feodorovna, Brigitte Macron, Isabella of Austria, Malhun Hatun, and Katharina von Bora.

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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, Princess Feodora of Leiningen, Lajos Batthyány, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Bezmiâlem Sultan, Louis Agassiz, Harriet Taylor Mill, Anthony Mary Claret, and Princess Charlotte of Württemberg. Among people deceased in 1876, Josephine of Leuchtenberg ranks 4Before her are Mikhail Bakunin, George Sand, and Abdülaziz. After her are George Armstrong Custer, Karl Ernst von Baer, Catherine Labouré, Antonio López de Santa Anna, Truganini, Marie d'Agoult, Ildefons Cerdà, and Antoine Jérôme Balard.

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Among people born in Italy, Josephine of Leuchtenberg ranks 478 out of 4,668Before her are Pope John XVIII (970), Muzio Clementi (1752), Pope Anastasius IV (1073), Pope Lucius II (1100), Pope Benedict IV (860), and Marcello Malpighi (1628). After her are Pope Sergius III (860), Pope Benedict VI (900), Pope Valentine (780), Galeazzo Ciano (1903), Giorgio Moroder (1940), and Brennus (-500).


Among companions born in Italy, Josephine of Leuchtenberg ranks 6Before her are Catherine de' Medici (1519), Messalina (17), Livia (-58), Zita of Bourbon-Parma (1892), and Poppaea Sabina (30). After her are Maria Luisa of Parma (1751), Caterina Sforza (1463), Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (1772), Julia the Elder (-39), Bianca Maria Sforza (1472), and Maria Luisa of Savoy (1688).