Bernardine Eugénie Désirée Clary ( Swedish: Eugenia Bernhardina Desideria;  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.
Pataki tells the true story of Desiree Clary, a 19th-century Frenchwoman who fell in love with Napoleon Bonaparte, who went on to become the French Emperor and then broke her heart.
When in 1942 Sacha Guitry wrote and directed a movie about the woman he described as “a little-known but very illustrious personage,” he titled it Le Destin Fabuleux de Désirée Clary. “Fabulous” is indeed an apt word for the life story of Bernardine Eugénie Désirée Clary (1771-1860).
Bernardine Eugénie Désirée Clary, née le 8 novembre 1777 à Marseille ( royaume de France ), et morte le 17 décembre 1860 à Stockholm ( Suède-Norvège ), est la princesse de Pontecorvo, puis reine consort de Suède et de Norvège de 1818 à 1844. Elle épouse en 1798 Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, qui deviendra roi de Suède sous le nom de ...
Born Bernardiné Eugénie Désirée Clary on November 9, 1777, in Marseille, France; died on December 17, 1860, in Stockholm, Sweden; buried in Stockholm; daughter of François Clary (a prosperous merchant of Marseille); sister of Julie Clary Bonaparte (1771–1845); married Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte also known as Karl XIV Johan or Charles XIV Joh...
French-born Desiree Clary was the first fiancée of Napoleon Bonaparte. She unexpectedly became Desideria, Queen Consort of Sweden and Norway, when her husband was elected as ruler. She hated Sweden and lived in Paris for several years before finally taking up her royal role.
Queen Consort of Sweden. She was born on November 8, 1777 in Marseilles, Provence, southern France. Désirée became young Napoleon Bonaparte's fiancée in 1795, later Queen Consort of Sweden and Norway when her husband, marshal Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte, became King Charles XIV John of Sweden.
Artist (s) : GERARD François. Print. Share it. The life of Désirée Clary – a most curious individual – was to change forever following the meeting of the Bonaparte and Clary families in Marseille during the Revolutionary period.
Bernardine Eugénie Désirée Clary ( Swedish: Eugenia Bernhardina Desideria; 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 former French general and founder of the House of Bernadotte.
English: Desideria, Queen of Sweden and Norway (born Desirée Clary) (November 8, 1777 – December 17, 1860) was the wife of King King Charles XIV. of Sweden and a one-time fiancée of Napoleon Bonaparte. Her sister, Julie Clary, married Joseph Bonaparte and later became Queen of Naples and Spain. She was the mother of Oscar I of Sweden