Joachim Murat


Harrison W. Mark
by François Gérard
published on 07 July 2023
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Portrait of Joachim Murat (1767-1815), a French marshal of the Empire during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815). A daring cavalry officer, Murat served in Napoleon's Italian and Egyptian campaigns, supported the Coup of 18 Brumaire, and distinguished himself in the battles of Ulm, Austerlitz, Jena, and Eylau. He was married to Caroline Bonaparte, and was thereby a brother-in-law of Napoleon. Murat reigned as Grand Duke of Berg from 1806-1808, and then as King of Naples from 1808 until his downfall and execution in 1815.

Painting by François Gérard, 1808.

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