By Ember Bechtel
Josephine De Beauharnais
Marie gave Napoleon the heir he so desired, in 1811 their son Napoleon ll was born and was named King of Rome. When an unsuccessful campaign cause Napoleon's powers in jeopardy, he had to continue into combat. Leaving Marie who was named regent (with limited power) as he was gone. When Napoleon was sent to Elba she, at first, wanted to join him but instead went to Austria with their son. Years passed and Marie had no contact with Napoleon. #Forgotten
The Overview of the Marriages
On the other hand, Napoleon and Marie's marriage brought much more wealth and power. As the marriage was good for both of them, Marie Louise's family used their marriage to improve their own geopolitical situation. Napoleon and Marie had a son and Napoleon got the heir in which he needed to achieve strengthening his power and stabilizing European political landscape. So their marriage had benefited both of them.