all his siblings, Pauline was the most liked by Napoleon
Bonaparte. The pair had a special bond that allowed the emperor
to overlook his sister's wild ways and extravagant lifestyle.
first marriage, in 1797, was a happy one with General
Victor Leclerc who, unfortunately, died from fever in 1802.
second, less successful one, was to Prince Borghese but, being related
to the ruler of France, Pauline spent most of her time in Paris.
loyalty to Napoleon was limitless and she was the only one of his
relatives to visit during his exile on Elba.