Lucien-Louis-Joseph-Napoleon Bonaparte

His Eminence
Lucien Cardinal Bonaparte
Cardinal-Priest of Santa Pudenziana
Cardinal-Priest of San Lorenzo in Lucina
Cardinal Bonaparte in 1860
Other posts Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals (1876–1877)
Ordination 13 December 1857
by Pope Pius IX
Created Cardinal 13 March 1868
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born (1828-11-15)15 November 1828
Rome, Papal States
Died 19 November 1895(1895-11-19) (aged 67)
Rome, Kingdom of Italy
Buried Campo Verano, Rome
Nationality Italian
Denomination Roman Catholic
Parents Charles Lucien Bonaparte, Zénaïde Bonaparte
Coat of arms

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

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.

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Lucien Cardinal Bonaparte
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Informal style Cardinal
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Cardinal Bonaparte 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. 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.


  • The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church: Biographical Dictionary: Consistory of 13 March 1868.
Lucien Bonaparte (cardinal)
Born: 15 November 1828 Died: 19 November 1895
Titles of nobility
Preceded by
Joseph, 3rd Prince
Prince of Canino and Musignano
Succeeded by
Napoléon Charles, 5th Prince

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