||Events within Bonaparte family
||Events outside Bonaparte family
||Corsicans rebel against Genoa (Dec.)
||Corsican nationalists control interior
||Greek immigrants driven from settlement in Paomia
||Intervention of troops of Emperor Charles VI supporting
||Three elected Generals of the nation) including Giacinto
Paoli call consulta in Corte at which national independence and
system of government are proclaimed (Jan )
||Tbeodor von Neuhof lands in Corsica is crowned king (15
April) leaves island (Nov. )
||Intervention of French troops supporting Genoa Nationalists
Giacinto Paoli retires to Naples taking Pasquale (b.
1725) Creation of French regiment Royal Corse (1739)
||Giuseppe Maria Bonaparte (grandfather of Napoleon) marries
Maria Saveria Paravisino.
||Giovan' Geronimo Ramolino (father of Letizia) appointed
commander of forces in Ajaccio.
||Napoleone Bonaparte marries Maria Rosa Bozzi.
||Intervention of Anglo-Sardinian forces supporting nationalists.
Bastia captured (Nov.).
||Birth of Carlo Maria, father of Napoleon (27 March).
||Bastia lost (Feb.).
||Publication of Montesquieu's De l'esprit des lois.
Intervention of French troops commanded by marquis de Cursay, who administers
Corsica until 1752
||Giuseppe Maria Bonaparte represents Ajaccio at consorta
in Corte convoked by marquis de Cursay (Jan.); welcomes him in Ajaccio
with Paravisino (Feb.).
||Giovan' Geronimo Ramolino appointed chancellor of jurisdiction
||Nationalists adopt system of government with General
Gaffori as head of state (Oct.). De Cursay recalled (Dec.).
||General Gaffori assassinated (Oct.).
||Return of Pasquale Paoli, elected General of the Nation
(14 July); Proclaims national constitution (16-18 Nov.).
||First Traite de Compiegne (Aug.), by which French troops
occupy Genoese coastal towns.
||Angela Maria (Letizia's widowed mother) marries Francois
||Paoli founds L'Ile-Rousse; establishes printing press.
||Giuseppe Maria and Luciano Bonaparte obtain recognition
of kinship from Buonaparte of Tuscany.
||French troops withdrawn from coastal towns.
||Apostolic visitor sent to Paoli by Pope Clement XIII.
||Publication of J.-J. Rousseau's Du contrat social.
||Birth of Joseph Fesch (3 Jan.). Marriage of Geltrude
Bonaparte and Nicolo Paravisino (15 June). Death of Giuseppe Maria Bonaparte
||Signing of dotal act of marriage between Carlo Bonaparte
and Letizia Ramolino (31 May).
Religious marriage ceremony (?).
Carlo Bonaparte visits Leghorn, Rome, Florence (Sept.
Birth and death of daughter to Letizia.
|Matteo Buttafoco corresponds with Rousseau (1764-5).
Second Traite de Compiegne (Aug. T764) by which French troops (commanded
by comte de Marbeuf) undertake to garrison Genoese ports for four years.
||Maria Rosa Bonaparte plans to marry daughter, Isabella,
to Spoturno with Bozzi house as dowry.
Carlo approaches Paoli and Marbeuf (Nov.), enrols in
university in Corte (Dec.).
|University opens in Corte (Jan.).
James Boswell lands in Cap Corse (13 Oct.), stays with
Paoli at Sollacaro (21-28 Oct.), with Marbeuf in Bastia (9-20 Nov.).
||Isabella Bonaparte marries Ludovico Ornano (16 Jan.),
Luciano having induced her mother to exchange Bozzi house for one of his
Separation of Geltrude and Nicolo Paravisino.
||Letizia, Napoleone Bonaparte and Geltrude Paravisino
join Carlo in Corte (spring). Death of Napoleone (17 Aug.). Carlo visits
Ajaccio as agent for Paoli while acting as his secretary.
||Corsican nationalists capture Capraja (Feb.).
||Birth of Joseph Nabulion in Corte (7 Jan.), in house
of Tommaseo and Maria Arrighi, his godparents.
Letizia shines at reception of Tunisian envoy (spring).
Speech urging Corsicans to resist invasion, made by Carlo?
Carlo enrols in volunteer force to guard Paoli
(23 Aug.-3 Sept.).
Giuseppe Maria Pietrasanta appointed to Conseil Superieur
Geltrude and Nicolo Paravisino reconciled.
|Publication of Boswell's An Account of Corsica
Paoli entertains Tunisian envoy (spring).
Breakdown of Paoli's negotiations with duc de Choiseul.
Traite de Versailles (15 May) by which Genoa cedes Corsica
Chardon appointed intendant Consulta in Corte
Conseil Superieur established in Bastia (June).
Paoli's proclamation to nation (Aug.).
French troops defeated at Borgo (8-9 Nov.)
French solicit armistice (Nov.).
||Carlo receives remuneration for war service from Paoli
Letizia orders clothes from Bastia (March).
Carlo accompanies Paoli to Porto Vecchio; returns to
Corte, takes Letizia and Joseph, via Niolo (?), to Ajaccio.
Carlo dines with comte de Narbonne (7 July).
Napoleon born in Ajaccio (15 Aug.).
Carlo practises as procureur in court of Ajaccio
(from 20 Sept.).
Carlo awarded doctorate by university of Pisa (27- 30
Registered as lawyer by Conseil Superieur (1l Dec.).
|Comte de Vaux lands heavy reinforcements (spring).
Consulta (March) mobilizes all men from 16 to
60 to national militia.
De Vaux orders Corsicans to surrender.
Delegation of city of Ajaccio, including Luciano Bonaparte,
submits to French authorities (18 April).
Corsicans defeated at Ponte Novo (8 May).
French occupy Corte (21 May).
Paoli reaches Porto Vecchio, sets sail in British vessel
(13 June), reaches Leghorn (16 June).
Comte de Marbeuf leaves Corsica (Aug.).
Paoli lands in England (19 Sept.).
Nationalists maintain resistance in interior, among them
the Bonelli, cousins of Bonaparte.
Publication of Voltaire's Precis du siecle de Louis
XV, 2nd edition, with account of Corsican resistance to French evasion.
||Death of Francois Fesch (Jan.).
Isabella and Ludovico Ornano bring suit against Luciano
Bonaparte to recover Bozzi house (May).
|Census of population of Corsica.
Order of nobility created in Corsica (April).
Marbeuf returns to Corsica as commander-in-chief (May).
First meeting of Assemblee des Etats de Corse (15-27
||Napoleon baptized (21 July) with Maria
Anna (b. 14 July).
Marbeuf visits Bonaparte (Aug.).
Carlo and Luciano Bonaparte obtain recognition of nobility
Carlo elected to Corsican Estates, a representative of
nobility of Ajaccio (29 Sept.).
Carlo appointed assesseur at court of Ajaccio
Death of Maria Anna (23 Nov.).
|Colla de Pradine succeeds Chardon as intendant
Decision to re-establish Greek immigrants at Cargese
||Carlo sits in Corsican Estates, elected to Nobles Douze.
Lawsuit between Luciano Bonaparte and Ornano heard in
court of Ajaccio (Aug.).
|Publication of Guibert's Essai general de tactique.
Assemblee des Etats de Corse (1- May, 15 July, 15-16
Nov.). Marquis de Monteynard appointed governor of Corsica (3 July).
||Ornano boast of imminent victory (April);
Carlo begs Marbeuf's intervention; case settled,
leaving Bonaparte in possession of Bozzi house (12 Sept.).
Death of Giuseppe Maria Pietrasanta.
|Order of Jesuits abolished.
||Carlo completes construction of terrace added to house
||Nicodemo Pasqualini lands in Corsica inciting revolt
meeting of 60 rebel leaders; revolt breaks out (June);
severely repressed in Niolo: 11 executed, flocks slaughtered.
Death of Louis XV (10 May).
Marbeuf goes to Paris (Aug.).
Corsican resistance drastically repressed by Narbonne
and Sionville (Aug.- Nov.).
||Carlo sues Ramolino for full payment of Letizia's dowry;
wins case (March); Ramolino's goods sold by auction (May).
||Marbeuf returns to Corsica (May) with de Boucheporn,
appointed intendant in succession to Colla de Pradine.
Assemblee des Etats de Corse (25 May-22 June).
Rivalry between Marbeuf and Narbonne.
Narbonne leaves Corsica (June).
||Delegates of Estates to Louis :VI bring complaints against
Marbeuf (Aug.). Amnesty ranted to Corsican political prisoners and exiles.
Benedetti meets Paoli, who refuses amnesty in London (3-5 Oct.).
||Birth of Maria Anna (Elisa) (13 Jan). With aid of Marbeuf
Carlo is elected to Corsican Estates and deputy for nobility to Versailles
His claim to Salines accepted with subsidy for draining
site. Letizia entertained in Bastia by Marbeuf (winter 1777-8).
|Assemblee des Etats de Corse (14 May- 13 July).
Scholarships offered to sons of nobles in French military
||Birth of Louis (2 Sept.) baptized with Marbeuf and Mme
de Boucheporn godparents (24 Sept.).
Carlo prepares claim to Odone heritage (Oct.-Nov.).
Colchen visit Marbeuf in Cargese (Dec.).
Carlo leaves Ajaccio with Letizia Joseph and Napoleon
(12 Dec.) sails from Bastia with his sons (l 5 Dec.) leaving Letizia with
Napoleon granted scholarship (3 Dec.).
|Marbeuf in Ajaccio (spring); his devotion to Letizia
Marbeuf granted land with marquisate at Cargese (17 June).
He sponsors application for scholarship for Napoleon
||Napoleon's nomination to scholarship communicated
by prince de Montbarey to Boucheporn (30 Jan.), who informs Carlo in Versailles
Royal heraldist d'Hozier de Serigny delivers certificate
of nobility for Napoleon while sending questionnaire to Carlo (8 March).
Carlo received with co-deputies by Louis XVI (l0 March);
answers questionnaire (15 March); is informed that Napoleon has been accepted
at Brienne (28 March). Napoleon leaves Autun (20-21 April); stays
with Champeaux. Carlo at Brienne (25 April). Napoleon leaves for
Brienne (12 May).
Carlo sits in Corsican Estates replacing Abbatucci. Joseph
Fesch elected to scholarship at seminary in Aix en-Provence (22 June).
Ristori reports that Letizia, in presence of Marbeuf,
gives birth to still-born son (Aug.). Luciano appointed archdeacon of cathedral
of Ajaccio (3 Sept.); baptizes Lucien and Maria-Anna (Elisa) (4 Sept.).
Carlo assembles 117 documents to prove his title to Odone
|Assemblee des Etats de Corse (25 May-24 June). Publication
of F.R.J. de Pommereul's Histoire de l'Isle de Corse, with eye-witness
account of French invasion.
||Carlo receives legacy from Giuseppe Moccio Buonaparte
of San Miniato.
Napoleon takes part in Exercices publics at
Birth of Paola Maria (Pauline) Bonaparte (20 Oct.).
Carlo and Letizia visit Marbeuf in Cargese (12 Dec.).
|Assemblee des Etats de Corse (25 May-24 June).
||Carlo and Letizia return to Ajaccio from Cargese (31
Carlo sits in Corsican Estates, is elected to Nobles
Douze; submits petition, which is accepted, to establish mulberry plantation
Carlo and Letizia visit Marbeuf in Cargese (15 Aug.-Oct.).
Napoleon receives first communion at Brienne;
takes part in Exercices publics; receives prize for mathematics
from duc d'Orleans ?
|Assernblee des Etats de Corse (1 - 27 June).
Festivities given by Lomenie de Brienne to honour visit
of duc d'Orleans and Mme de Montesson
||Birth of Maria Annunziata (Caroline) Bonaparte (24 March).
Carlo and Letizia visit Marbeuf in Cargese (May).
Carlo's government contract for mulberry plantation signed
(19 June). Carlo and Letizia leave for Bourbonne-les-Bains (June). Visit
Autun, Brienne, Paris; in Ajaccio 5 Sept.
Napoleon, noticed by sub inspector Keralio, plans
to enter navy; takes part in Exercices publics (Sept.); shares prize
in mathematics with Fauvelet de Bourrienne ?
Joseph wins prizes at Autun; acts in Les Facheux.
Lucien goes to Autun (autumn?). Elisa granted scholarship
at Saint Cyr (24 Nov.).
Carlo quarrels with Maria Giustina.
||Carlo wins case against Maria Giustina (Jan.).
Bonaparte children visit Cargese (Feb.).
Joseph announces intention to enter army (summer prize
Inspection of Salines unfavourable to Carlo; failure
of mulberry seedlings (28 Oct.).
Napoleon organises snow-battle at Brienne.
|Marbeuf marries Mlle Gaillardon de Fenoyl (Sept.).
||Inspection of mulberry plantation in Salines favourable
to Carlo (June).
Carlo leaves for France with Maria Anna (Elisa) and Mlle
Casabianca (June); collects Lucien at Autun, reaches Brienne 21 June, Saint-Cyr
22 (?) June.
Napoleon writes to Fesch (?) about Joseph's future
25 (?) June).
Carlo in Paris, writes to marechal de Segur, minister
of war (30 June); solicits entry of Napoleon to Ecole Militaire,
Joseph to army, scholarship for Lucien at Brienne, possession of Milelli
(Odone heritage), renewed subsidy for Salines.
Napoleon writes to Carlo in Corsica (12-13 Sept.).
Lucien takes part in Exercises publics at Brienne
Napoleon, selected for promotion to Ecole Militaire,
leaves Brienne (30 (?) Oct.), reaches Paris (3 (?) Nov.).
Birth of Jerome Bonaparte (15 Nov.).
|Attempt to send up balloon from Champs de Mars frustrated
by monk and cadet (2 March). Birth of Alexandrine, daughter of Marbeuf
||Carlo and Joseph leave for France, land at Saint-Tropez
(7 Jan.), reach Montpellier via Aix-en-Provence (14 Jan.).
Carlo seriously ill; joined by Joseph Fesch (early Feb.).
Death of Carlo Bonaparte (24 Feb.).
Napoleon confirmed at Ecole Militaire ( 15 May).
Napoleon sits for entrance exam to artillery (Aug.),
passes 42nd of 58 successful candidates; receives commission in regiment
La Fere stationed in Valence (1 Sept.).
Lucien takes part in Exercices publics at Brienne
|De la Guillaumye succeeds de Boucheporn as intendant
||Lucien leaves Brienne for seminary at Aix-en-Provence.
Napoleon on leave in Corsica (from 15 Sept.).
|Birth of Laurent, son of Marbeuf (26 May). Death of Marbeuf