Désirée Clary

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Bernardine Eugénie Désirée Clary (Swedish: Eugenia Bernhardina Desideria;[1] 8 November 1777 – 17 December 1860) was Queen of Sweden and Norway from 5 February 1818 to 8 March 1844 as the wife of King Charles XIV John. Charles John was a French general and founder of the House of Bernadotte. Désirée Clary, the mother of Oscar I, was the one-time fiancée of Napoleon Bonaparte. Her name was officially changed in Sweden to Desideria although she did not use that name.[2]

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Désirée Clary
Portrait, 1830
Queen consort of Sweden and Norway
Tenure5 February 1818 – 8 March 1844
Coronation21 August 1829
BornBernardine Eugénie Désirée Clary
(1777-11-08)8 November 1777
Marseille, France
Died17 December 1860(1860-12-17) (aged 83)
Stockholm Palace, Sweden
Burial11 January 1861
Spouse
(m. 1798; died 1844)
IssueOscar I of Sweden
HouseBernadotte (by marriage)
FatherFrançois Clary
MotherFrançoise Rose Somis
ReligionRoman Catholicism
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