Lucien Bonaparte (cardinal)

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Lucien Cardinal Bonaparte
Prince of Canino and Musignano
Cardinal-Priest of Santa Pudenziana
Cardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Lucina
Cardinal Lucien Bonaparte.jpg
Cardinal Bonaparte in 1860
Other post(s)Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals (1876–1877)
Ordination13 December 1857
by Pope Pius IX
Created cardinal13 March 1868
Personal details
Born(1828-11-15)15 November 1828
Died19 November 1895(1895-11-19) (aged 67)
Rome, Kingdom of Italy
BuriedCampo Verano, Rome
DenominationRoman Catholic
ParentsCharles Lucien Bonaparte, Zénaïde Bonaparte
Coat of armsLucien Cardinal Bonaparte's coat of arms

Lucien Louis Joseph Napoléon Bonaparte, 4th Prince of Canino and Musignano (15 November 1828 – 19 November 1895), was a French cardinal and member of the House of Bonaparte.

Life and career[edit]

He was born in Rome, the son of Charles Lucien Bonaparte and his wife, Zénaïde Bonaparte. His paternal grandparents were Lucien Bonaparte and his second wife, Alexandrine de Bleschamp. His maternal grandparents were Joseph Bonaparte and Julie Clary. His godfather was the future Napoleon III, first cousin to both his parents.

He was ordained to the priesthood on 13 December 1856 by Pope Pius IX, giving up his Italian title. He served at numerous posts both in France and in Italy. He was created Cardinal of Santa Pudenziana in 1868. In 1879, he was given the additional title of Cardinal Priest of S. Lorenzo in Lucina, as in this year Napoleon III's progeny had died out, while cardinal Lucien was the most genetically senior member of the Bonaparte family.

Cardinal Bonaparte participated in the First Vatican Council. He also was one of the voting cardinals that elected Gioacchino Vincenzo Raffaele Luigi Cardinal Pecci, as Pope Leo XIII. He died in 1895 and was buried in Rome.

Lucien Cardinal Bonaparte
Styles of
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Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal



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Berlin of Cardinal Luciano Luigi Bonaparte Assembled in Rome by Gaetano Peroni, supplier to the Papal Stables, using parts of French craftsmanship, this elegant Berlin belonged to Cardinal Luciano Luigi Bonaparte, who had received it as a gift from his cousin Napoleon III on 13 March 1868, on the occasion of his appointment as cardinal.
Lucien Bonaparte (cardinal)
Born: 15 November 1828 Died: 19 November 1895
Titles of nobility
Preceded by Prince of Canino and Musignano
Succeeded by