from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Corsican family, all brothers of Napoleon I, including Joseph (1768-1844), king of Naples (1806-1808) and Spain (1808-1813); Lucien (1775-1840), who disapproved of Napoleon's policies; Louis (1778-1846), who was king of Holland (1806-1810) and fought with Napoleon in Italy (1796-1797) and Egypt (1798-1799); and Jérôme (1784-1860), who was king of Westphalia (1807-1813), fought at Waterloo (1815), became marshal of France (1850), and was president of the senate under Napoleon III.
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- proper n. A Corsican surname
- proper n. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
- proper n. The family of Napoleon Bonaparte
- proper n. A former name for the island of Réunion
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. French general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821)
From the Italian buonaparte composed of buona meaning good and parte, "part, share, portion" (Wiktionary)