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Joseph Fesch, Prince
of France
(3 January 1763 – 13 May 1839) was a French cardinal and diplomat, Prince
of France
and a member of the Imperial House of the First French Empire, Peer of France, Roman Prince, and the uncle of Napoleon
Bonaparte. He was also one of the most famous art collectors of his period, remembered for having established the Musée Fesch
Musée Fesch
in Ajaccio, which remains one of the most important Napoleonic collections of art. Born in Corsica, he was the son of Swiss-born Franz Faesch
and Angela Maria Pietrasanta, and belonged on his father's side to the Faesch family, one of the most prominent patrician families of Basel, which had been ennobled in the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire
in 1562. Like other of Napoleon's family members, he rose to great prominence in France following Napoleon's coup d'état of 1799. Fesch became Archbishop of Lyon
in 1802, was named a Cardinal in 1803, became French Ambassador to Rome
in 1804, became a French senator and count in 1805, became Grand Almoner of France in 1805, obtained the rank of a sovereign prince in 1806, was named a Prince
of France
in 1807 (a dignity he shared only with Napoleon's siblings, brother-in-law Joachim Murat
Joachim Murat
and adopted son Eugène de Beauharnais), became a Peer of France
Peer of France
in 1815 and was named a Prince
of the Papal States
Papal States
by the Pope. He was a member of the Imperial House as well as of the order of succession to the French imperial throne in accordance with the French constitution of 1804 (Title III, Article 9, "The Imperial Family"). He was Napoleon's most important diplomat in regard to Pope Pius VII, but Napoleon's relationship with his uncle deteriorated as his relationship with the Pope soured. Nevertheless, Napoleon
remained loyal to his uncle. Fesch wed his nephew to Joséphine de Beauharnais in Paris
in 1804, the day before he was crowned as Emperor of the French,[1] and in 1810 he wed Napoleon
to Marie Louise of Austria. After the end of the French Empire, he relocated to Rome
with his sister Laetitia Bonaparte and took up residence at the Palazzo Falconieri, dedicating himself to art and to beneficence. Like the rest of the Imperial House, he was banished from France
from 1815.


1 Biography 2 Coat of arms 3 Paintings owned by Fesch 4 Honours 5 See also 6 Notes 7 References 8 External links


Cardinal Joseph Fesch.

Fesch was born at Ajaccio
in Corsica. His father was Franz Faesch, a Swiss officer in the service of the Genoese Republic
Genoese Republic
whose family, the Faesch
family, belonged to the Basel
patriciate and were nobles of the Holy Roman Empire, and his mother was Nobile Angela Maria Pietrasanta. His mother had previously been married to Captain Giovanni Geronimo Ramolino, and he had an elder half-sister, Laetitia Bonaparte. Through his half-sister, he was the uncle of Napoleon
Bonaparte. With support of Luciano Buonaparte (1718–1791), archdeacon of Ajaccio, he entered the seminary at Aix-en-Provence
in 1781. He was ordained as a priest in 1785, and 24 years old, he became himself the archdeacon of Ajaccio. After the 1791 death of Luciano Buonaparte, he became for a time the protector and patron of his sister's family. In 1789, when the French Revolution
French Revolution
broke out, he felt, like the majority of the Corsicans, repugnance for many of the acts of the French government during that period; in particular he protested against the application to Corsica
of the act known as the Civil Constitution of the Clergy (July 1790). As provost of the "chapter" in that city he directly felt the pressure of events; for on the suppression of religious orders and corporations, he was constrained to retire into private life.

Palais Fesch, Ajaccio, now houses the Musée Fesch

Thereafter he shared the fortunes of the Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte
family in the intrigues and strifes which ensued. Drawn gradually into espousing the French cause against Pasquale Paoli
Pasquale Paoli
and the Anglophiles, he was forced to leave Corsica
and to proceed with Laetitia and her son to Toulon, in early autumn, 1793. Failing to find clerical duties at that time (the Reign of Terror), he took several posts in civil life, until on the appointment of Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte
to the command of the French "Army of Italy" he became a commissary attached to that army. This part of his career is obscure, but his fortunes rose rapidly when Napoleon
became First Consul, after the coup d'état of 18 Brumaire (November 1799). When the restoration of the Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
religion was in the mind of the First Consul, Fesch resumed his clerical vocation and took an active part in the complex negotiations which led to the signing of the Concordat with the Holy See
Holy See
on 15 July 1801. His reward came in being made Archbishop of Lyon
Archbishop of Lyon
in August 1802. Six months later he received a further reward for his past services, being raised to the dignity of cardinal. Appointed by Napoleon
on 4 April 1803 to succeed Cacault on the latter's retirement from the position of French ambassador at Rome,[2] Fesch was assisted by Chateaubriand, but soon sharply differed with him on many questions. Towards the close of 1804, Napoleon
entrusted to Fesch the difficult task of securing the presence of Pope Pius VII at the forthcoming coronation of the emperor at Notre Dame, Paris
(2 December 1804). His tact in overcoming the reluctance of the pope (it was only eight months after the execution of the duc d'Enghien) received further recognition. He received the grand cordon of the Legion d'Honneur, became grand-almoner of the empire and had a seat in the French senate. He was to receive further honours. In 1806 one of the most influential of the German clerics, Karl von Dalberg, then prince-bishop of Regensburg, chose him to be his coadjutor and designated him as his successor. Subsequent events damaged his prospects. In the course of the years 1806-1807 Napoleon
came into sharp collision with the pope on various matters both political and religious. Fesch sought in vain to reconcile them. Napoleon
was inexorable in his demands, and Pius VII refused to give way where the discipline and vital interests of the church seemed to be threatened. The emperor several times rebuked Fesch for what he thought to be weakness and ingratitude. It is clear, however, that the cardinal went as far as possible in counselling the submission of the spiritual to the civil power. For a time he was not on speaking terms with the pope; and Napoleon
recalled him from Rome. Affairs came to a crisis in the year 1809, when Napoleon
issued at Vienna
the decree of 17 May, ordering the annexation of the Papal States to the French empire. In that year Napoleon
conferred on Fesch the archbishopric of Paris, but he refused the honour. Fesch did however consent to take part in an ecclesiastical commission formed by the emperor from among the dignitaries of the Gallican Church, but in 1810 the commission was dissolved. The hopes of Fesch with respect to Regensburg were also damped by an arrangement of the year 1810 whereby Regensburg was absorbed in Bavaria. In the year 1811 the emperor convoked a national council of Gallican clerics for the discussion of church affairs, and Fesch was appointed to preside over their deliberations. Here again, however, he failed to satisfy the inflexible emperor and was dismissed to his diocese. The friction between uncle and nephew became more acute in the following year. In June 1812 Pius VII was brought from his first place of detention, Savona, to Fontainebleau, where he was kept under surveillance in the hope that he would give way in certain matters relating to the Concordat and in other clerical affairs. Fesch ventured to write to the aged pontiff a letter which came into the hands of the emperor. His anger against Fesch was such that he stopped the sum of 150,000 forms which had been accorded to him. The disasters of the years 1812-1813 brought Napoleon
to treat Pius VII with more lenity and the position of Fesch thus became for a time less difficult. On the first abdication of Napoleon
(11 April 1814) and the restoration of the Bourbons, he, however, retired to Rome where he received a welcome. The events of the Hundred Days (March–June 1815) brought him back to France; he resumed his archiepiscopal duties at Lyon
and was further named a member of the senate and a peer of France. On the second abdication of the emperor (22 June 1815) Fesch retired to Rome
along with his older sister Letizia Bonaparte, where he spent the rest of his days in dignified ease, surrounded by numerous masterpieces of art, many of which he bequeathed to the cities of Lyon
and Ajaccio. He died at Rome. Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms
Coat of arms
of Cardinal Joseph Fesch

As a member of the imperial family of France, he was given a new coat of arms based on the imperial coat of arms of France
(cf. House of Bonaparte). The Faesch
family traditionally used a different coat of arms. Paintings owned by Fesch[edit] The Fesch collection included almost 16,000 paintings (not all at the same time). The core was Italian works of the Renaissance to the 18th century, but Fesch also had a number of Dutch Golden Age paintings and contemporary French works,[3] as well as a number of classical sculptures. Fesch was a fairly early collector of Quattrocento paintings, or "Italian Primitives". The Musée Fesch, Ajaccio
contains much of Fesch's collection, including works by Botticelli, Giovanni Bellini, Titian
and others. Another part, including the works considered most important, was sold by auction in 1845. Paintings not in Lyons or Ajaccio

The Entombment, Michelangelo, National Gallery, London St. Jerome in the Wilderness, Leonardo da Vinci, Vatican Museums Adoration of the Shepherds, Giorgione, NGA, Washington, who also have a Nativity by Perino del Vaga, Saint Martin Dividing His Cloak by Jan Boeckhorst and The Larder by Antonio Maria Vassallo.[5] Mond Crucifixion, Raphael, National Gallery, London Portrait of a Seated Woman with a Handkerchief, now attributed to Carel Fabritius
Carel Fabritius
rather than Rembrandt, Art Gallery of Ontario, Totonto. Adoration of the Magi, Bramantino, National Gallery, London, who have other works including a Philippe de Champaigne
Philippe de Champaigne
Vision of St Joseph, a Vincenzo Foppa
Vincenzo Foppa
& a Botticelli. Last Judgement Fra Angelico, in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin. The Broken Mirror, Greuze, Wallace Collection, London, who have another Greuze, an Anthony van Dyck
Anthony van Dyck
Virgin and Child, a Philippe de Champaigne Annunciation, and a Hobbema. Hunting in the Lagoon, Vittore Carpaccio, Getty Museum, originally part of the same composition as his Two Venetian Ladies Saints George and Dominic, side panels from an altarpiece, Carlo Crivelli, Metropolitan Museum of Art.[6] Lamentation of Christ, Scipione Pulzone, MMA.


Great Eagle (Grand Cross) of the Legion of Honour.[7] Knight of the Order of the Golden Spur
Order of the Golden Spur
(1802) Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece
Order of the Golden Fleece

See also[edit]

François Carlo Antommarchi Napoleon
and the Catholic Church


^ Compare: Bingham, Denis Arthur, ed. (1884). A Selection from the Letters and Despatches of the First Napoleon: With Explanatory Notes. Cambridge Library Collection - European History. 3. Cambridge University Press (published 2010). p. 5. ISBN 9781108023429. Retrieved 2014-11-29. [I]t is still a matter of doubt whether Napoleon and Josephine were ever married at the altar. There is not a scrap of evidence to prove it. The official account relates that on the eve of the coronation the Pope refused to officiate unless the Emperor made Josephine his wife, the Church not recognising the[ir] civil marriage. To avoid a scandal Napoleon
consented, and the religious ceremony was secretly performed at the Tuileries by Cardinal Fesch, with the consent of the Pope, and in the presence of Duroc, Berthier, and Talleyrand, on the night of the 1st December, 1804.  ^ Goyau, Catholic Encyclopedia. ^ Cardinal Fesch and the art of his time, exhibition Archived 2011-09-28 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Standard STAR Web Error Page".  ^ NGA Fesch Archived 2009-05-09 at the Wayback Machine. ^ " Carlo Crivelli
Carlo Crivelli
- Saint George - The Met". The Metropolitan Museum of Art, i.e. The Met Museum.  ^ Almanach Du Département de L'Escaut Pour L'an 1809-1815, Volume 1;Volume 1809. lA.B. Stéven. p. 6. 


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Fesch, Joseph". Encyclopædia Britannica. 10 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 292–293. The following references are given for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article on Joseph Fesch:

Jean Baptiste Lyonnet, Le Cardinal Fesch (2 vols., Lyon, 1841) Louis Gustave Ricard, Le Cardinal Fesch (Paris, 1893) Henri Welschinger, Le Pape et l'empereur, 1804-1815 (Paris, 1905) Frédéric Masson, Napoleon
et sa famille (4 vols., Paris, 1897–1900)

 Pierre-Louis-Théophile-Georges Goyau (1913). "Joseph Fesch". In Herbermann, Charles. Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.  access-date= requires url= (help)

External links[edit] Media related to Joseph Fesch
Joseph Fesch
at Wikimedia Commons

The Age of Napoleon, which includes an entire chapter on Fesch  "Fesch, Joseph". Encyclopedia Americana. 1920.  Spencer Napoleonica Collection at Newberry Library

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Antoine Christophe Merlin
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Bertrand Barère
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French Princes

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Several family members held additional titles in vassal states

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