Joachim, 8th Prince Murat

Joachim Louis Napoléon Murat, 8th Prince Murat (born 26 November 1944) is a member of the Bonaparte-Murat family and the current head of the Murat family. He is an important figure in the Napoleonic circles and is very much involved in the commemoration of the Imperial memory. A long time collector of art, he was also the owner and founder of the Museum and Center of Contemporary Art Prince Murat of Nointel (1982-1987).

Joachim Murat
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Joachim, 8th Prince Murat
Prince Murat
Tenure26 November 1944 – present
Born (1944-11-26) 26 November 1944 (age 77)
Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France[1]
SpouseLaurence Marie Gabrielle Mouton
(m. 1969; divorced)
Maria del Pilar Arnao Cacho
(m. 2015)
IssuePrincess Caroline
Joachim, Prince of Pontecorvo
Princess Laetitia
Princess Élisa
Princess Pauline
FatherJoachim, 7th Prince Murat
MotherNicole Véra Claire Hélène Pastré


The sixth generation descendant of Joachim Murat (1767-1815), Grand Duke of Berg and King of Naples, and his wife Caroline Bonaparte (1782-1839), Joachim Murat is the posthumous son of Joachim Murat (1920-1944), 7th Prince Murat, and Nicole Véra Claire Hélène Pastré (1921-1982).


The posthumous and only son of Joachim, 7th Prince Murat, Prince Murat married Laurence Marie Gabrielle Mouton on 11 October 1969 in Paris. They have five children:

  • Princess Caroline Laetizia Victoire Alix Murat (born 31 October 1971, Neuilly-sur-Seine).
  • Prince Joachim Charles Napoléon Murat, Prince of Pontecorvo (born 3 May 1973, in Neuilly-sur-Seine) – heir apparent to his father, who married Yasmine Lorraine Briki on 5 March 2021 in Paris.[2]
  • Princess Laetitia Caroline Marie Pierre Murat (born 27 August 1975, Neuilly-sur-Seine).
  • Princess Élisa Marie Annonciade Murat (born 16 February 1977, Neuilly-sur-Seine) – twin with Princess Pauline.
  • Princess Pauline Béatrice Marie Murat (born 16 February 1977, Neuilly-sur-Seine) – twin with Princess Élisa.



  1. ^ Almanach de Gotha: annual genealogical reference 2001. Vol. 2 (185th ed.). London: Almanach de Gotha. 2001. ISBN 0953214230. OCLC 59514025.
  2. ^ Alexanda Tizio, "Année Napoléon : le prince Joachim a épousé Yasmine Lorraine Briki", Gala, 11 March 2021 (in French).

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