name of a Corsican family of Italian origin to which belonged Napoleon I and his four brothers
- 1784-1860; king of Westphalia (1807-13)
- 1768-1844; king of Naples (1806-08) & of Spain (1808-13)
- 1778-1846; king of Holland (1806-10): father of Louis Napoleon
- (Prince of Canino) 1775-1840; Fr. government official
- 1769-1821; Fr. military leader & emperor of France (1804-15), born in Corsicain full Napoleon I
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.
From the Italian buonaparte composed of buona meaning good and parte, "part, share, portion"