Joachim, 5th Prince Murat

Joachim Napoléon Murat, 5th Prince Murat (28 February 1856 – 2 November 1932) was a member of the Bonaparte-Murat family.

Joachim Murat
Prince Murat
Tenure23 October 1901 – 2 November 1932
PredecessorJoachim Joseph Murat
SuccessorJoachim Murat
Born(1856-02-28)28 February 1856
Boissy-Saint-Léger, Val-de-Marne, France
Died2 November 1932(1932-11-02) (aged 76)
Château de Chambly, Chambly, Oise, France
SpouseMarie Cécile Ney d'Elchingen
FatherJoachim, 4th Prince Murat
MotherMalcy Louise Caroline Berthier de Wagram

Early lifeEdit

Joachim Napoléon Murat was born on 28 February 1856 at Boissy-Saint-Léger, Val-de-Marne, France. His parents were Joachim Joseph Murat, 4th Prince Murat and of Malcy Louise Caroline Berthier de Wagram. His paternal grandparents were Prince Napoleon Lucien Charles Murat, 2nd Prince of Pontecorvo and 3rd Prince Murat, the second son of Joachim Murat, King of Naples, who married Napoleon's sister, Caroline Bonaparte, and Caroline Georgina Fraser (Charleston, South Carolina, 13 April 1810 – Paris, 10 February 1879), daughter of Thomas Fraser.[1]

His maternal grandparents were Napoléon-Alexandre Berthier, 2nd Prince of Wagram (1810–1887) and Zénaïde Françoise Clary (1812–1884), who was the niece of Désirée Clary and Julie Clary. His maternal great-grandfather was Louis-Alexandre Berthier (1753–1815), 1st prince de Wagram, 1st duc de Valangin, 1st sovereign Prince of Neuchâtel, who was a Marshal and Vice-Constable of France beginning in 1808, and Chief of Staff (Major général) under Napoleon.


In 1919, Prince Murat gave his Paris house on the rue de Monceau to President Woodrow Wilson for his use while in Paris for the Paris Peace Conference.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Cécile Murat Ney d'Elchingen (1867-1960) (Giovanni Boldini, 1910)

On 10 May 1884 he married Marie Cécile Ney d'Elchingen, a daughter of the Prince de la Moskowa and a great-granddaughter of Marshal Michel Ney.[2] Together, they were the parents of eight children, including:

  1. Joachim, 6th Prince Murat (1885–1938), who married Louise Amélie Plantié. Their son, Joachim, 7th Prince Murat was shot in 1944 while fighting for the French Resistance.
  2. Princess Marguerite Murat (1886–1956), who married Baron Edgar Lejeune
  3. Prince Pierre Murat (1887–1888), who died in infancy.
  4. Prince Alexandre Murat (1889–1926) who married Yvonne Gillois [3]
  5. Prince Charles Michael Joachim Napoleon Murat (1892–1973), who married Margaret Stuyvesant Rutherfurd (1891–1976), the step-daughter of William Kissam Vanderbilt[4] and the granddaughter of Lewis Morris Rutherfurd (1816–1892)[5] and Oliver Harriman (1829–1904), in 1929.[6] She was previously married to U.S. Representative Ogden Livingston Mills (1884–1937) and Sir Paul Henry Dukes (1889–1967).
  6. Prince Paul Murat (1893–1964), who married Solange de La Rochefoucald
  7. Prince Louis Murat (1896–1916), who was killed in action during World War I.
  8. Prince Jérôme Murat (1898–1992).[7]

Prince Louis died unmarried and Prince Charles had no issue; all the others did. Prince Murat died at the family estate, Château de Chambly in Oise on 2 November 1932.[2]



  1. ^ "Prince Murat is dead" (PDF). New York Times. 24 October 1901. Retrieved 5 May 2008.
  2. ^ a b c "PRINCE MURAT, HEAD OF HIS HOUSE, DEAD; Great-Grandson of a Marshal of France and Napoleon's Sister, Caroline. NOTED AS A SPORTSMAN His Home In Paris Used by President Wilson--Kin Was Husband of Washington's Niece". The New York Times. 3 November 1932. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  3. ^ Scarisbrick, Diana. "THE MURAT TIARA". Sothebys.
  4. ^ World, Times Wide (21 April 1940). "MRS. VANDERBILT DIES IN HOSPITAL; Widow of W. K. and Daughter of Late Oliver Harriman Noted for War Work and Charities". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Lewis Morris Rutherfurd" (PDF). New York Times. June 1, 1892. Retrieved 2014-01-09. Lewis Morris Kutherfurd died on Decoration Day at his home, Tranquillity, N.J., in the seventy-sixth [sic] year of his age.
  6. ^ Times, Special Cable To The New York (21 September 1911). "MISS RUTHERFURD WEDS OGDEN L. MILLS; Daughter of Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, Sr., Married at Chateau Du Quesney in France. FIRST A CIVIL CEREMONY Gay Luncheon for Twelve at 17th Century Estate Follows Marriage Service by the Rev. J. B. Morgan". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  7. ^ Times, the New York Times Company Special Cable To the New York (5 March 1922). "MURAT ASKS CHECK ON SON'S SPENDING; Informs Court Young Prince Has Gone Through 1,000,000 Francs Since War Ended". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
French nobility
of the First French Empire
Preceded by
Prince of Pontecorvo
Succeeded by
Prince Murat