from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Beauharnais, Alexandre de 1760-1794. French soldier who fought with Rochambeau's troops in the American Revolution and later in France with the French Revolutionary army. He was guillotined during the Reign of Terror.
- Beauharnais, Eugène de 1781-1824. French soldier and statesman. Son of Alexandre and Josephine de Beauharnais, he was later adopted by Napoleon I and became viceroy and then heir apparent to the throne of Italy (1806).
- Beauharnais, Josephine de 1763-1814. Empress of the French (1804-1809) as the wife of Napoleon I. Married first to Alexandre de Beauharnais, she wed Napoleon Bonaparte in 1796. The marriage was annulled (1809) because of her alleged infertility.
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