The romance of his life was his connexion with Leonie Leon (d.
On Gambetta the influence of Leonie was absorbing, both as lover and as politician, and the correspondence which has been published shows how much he depended upon her.
Trans., 1908) contains the correspondence with Leonie Leon; see also his articles on "Gambetta and Bismarck" in The Times of August 17 and 19, 1907, with the correspondence arising from them.
Eight children survived him: Joseph Lucien Charles Napoleon, prince of Canino (1824-1865), who died without heirs; Lucien Louis Joseph Napoleon, born in 1828, who took holy orders in 1853 and became a cardinal in 1868; Julie Charlotte Zenaide Pauline Laetitia Desiree Bartholomee, who married the marquis of Roccagiovine; Charlotte Honorine Josephine, who married Count Primoli; Marie Desiree Eugenie Josephine Philomene, who married the count Campello; Auguste Amelie Maximilienne Jacqueline, who married Count Gabrielli; Napoleon Charles Gregoire Jacques Philippe, born in 1839, who married the princess Ruspoli, by whom he had two daughters; and Bathilde Aloyse Leonie, who married the comte de Cambaceres.
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