Jean Christophe, prince Napoléon

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Jean Christophe Louis Ferdinand Albéric Napoléon Napoléon

Birthplace: Saint-Raphaël, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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Son of Charles Napoléon Bonaparte and Private
Husband of Private
Brother of Private
Half brother of Private; Private; Sophie Catherine Bonaparte; Private and Private

Occupation: Prince Napoleon
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About Jean Christophe, prince Napoléon

Jean-Christophe, Prince Napoléon (Jean Christophe Louis Ferdinand Albéric Napoléon; born 11 July 1986) is, in the views of some monarchists, Head of the former Imperial House of France and heir of the legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Family background

Prince Jean-Christophe was born in Saint-Raphaël, Var, France. He is the son of Prince Charles Napoléon and his first wife Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, daughter of the late Prince Ferdinand of Bourbon, Duke of Castro, a claimant to Headship of the former Royal House of the Two Sicilies. His parents divorced on 2 May 1989, a couple of months before Jean-Christophe's 3rd birthday.

Jean-Christophe is the great-great-great-grandnephew of Emperor Napoleon I of France (who has no legitimate, direct descendants) through the emperor's younger brother, Jérôme, King of Westphalia. Through his mother he is a descendant of King Louis XV of France and through his great-grandmother princess Clémentine of Belgium he is a descendant of Louis Philippe I, King of the French, who was the last King to rule France, although Emperor Napoleon III would serve as its last monarch.

Prince Napoléon

Jean-Christophe's grandfather, Louis, Prince Napoléon, died in 1997, stipulating in his will that he wished his 11-year-old grandson Jean-Christophe to succeed him as Head of the Imperial House of France rather than the boy's father, Charles, who had embraced republican principles and re-married without his father's authorization. Despite the dynastic dispute, Jean-Christophe's father has stated that "there will never be conflict" between him and his son over the imperial succession.

Education and career

Jean-Christophe studied at Lycée Saint Dominique, Neuilly from 2001 to 2004 gaining a Baccalauréat with Honours in the sciences and mathematics. From 2004 to 2006 he studied economics and mathematics at the Institut privé de préparation aux études supérieures (IPESUP) in Paris. Jean-Christophe joined the HEC School of Management in Paris in 2006 where he spent five years, graduating with a Master of Science in Management degree.

Jean-Christophe currently works in New York City as a Investment Banking Analyst for Morgan Stanley.

Jean-Christophe is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

Titles and styles

11 July 1986  – 3 May 1997: His Imperial Highness Prince Jean Christophe Napoléon
3 May 1997  – present: His Imperial Highness the Prince Napoléon
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Jean Christophe, prince Napoléon's Timeline

July 11, 1986
Saint-Raphaël, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France