Elisa Bonaparte was the daughter of Carlo and Letizia (Laetitia) Bonaparte.
She was christened Maria Anna.
In 1797 she married Felice Baciocchi.
Among her titles were Princess of Piombino and Grand Duchess of Tuscany.
As Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi had twelve ladies -in-waiting, nine chamberlains, five equerries, and nineteen pages.
Napoleon I created Elisa Princess of Piombino, a seaport of Tuscany, and later granted her also the former republic of Lucca.
Elisa supervised the establishment of all kinds of cultural and educational foundations, libraries, schools, an Academie Napoleon, and an Istituto Elisa.
The Istituto Elisa was not the only place in Lucca to bear her own name.
Elisa signed documents with an E as her brother, the Emperor Napoleon, did with an N .
Elisa and Felice Bacciochi were crowned at Lucca in July of 1805.
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