Francis VI de Beauharnais

Francis, marquis of Beauharnais (VI), (1756, La Rochelle - 1823) was a French nobleman. He was the son of Francis V of Beauharnais, baron de Beauville, marquis de La Ferté-Beauharnais, and of his wife Henriette Pyvart de Chastillé. This made him the elder brother of Alexandre de Beauharnais and the uncle of Napoleon's stepchildren Eugène and Hortense.

He represented the nobility of États Généraux of 1789, but later emigrated to join Condé's army as a major general. However, he later rallied to the First French Empire, which sent him on various diplomatic missions. Francis VI of Beauharnais was one of the great-grandfathers of the family Eslandoost de Beauville.

Marriages and issue

On 1 May 1778 François de Beauharnais married Françoise de Beauharnais (1757–1822), daughter of Claude de Beauharnais, comte des Roches-Baritaud, and of Anne-Marie Mouchard. They divorced in 1793, after having 4 children:

In 1802, François de Beauharnais married Louise von Cohausen (1775–1822), daughter of Karl Caspar Hubertus, reichsritter von Cohausen, and of Elisabeth Umbscheiden von Ehrencron. They had 2 children:

  • Hortense de Beauharnais (1812–1851), married in 1840 comte Richard de Querelles (1808–1846). On his death, she married in 1848 senator Armand Laity (1812–1899)
  • Augusta de Beauharnais (1813–1831)
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