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René Marie Murat Auberjonois 31st cousin 4x removed

When René Auberjonois was born in 1940, his father, Fernand, was 30 and his mother, Laure, was 27. He died in 2019 at the age of 79.


His father, Swiss-born Fernand Auberjonois (1910–2004), was a Cold War-era foreign correspondent and Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer. His paternal grandfather, also named René Auberjonois, was a Swiss post-Impressionist painter. His mother, Princess Laure Louise Napoléone Eugénie Caroline Murat (1913–1986), was a great-great granddaughter of Joachim Murat, one of Napoleon’s marshals and King of Naples during the First French Empire, and his wife, Caroline Bonaparte, Napoleon’s youngest sister.

This is the ancestor who connects us as relatives. Charlemagne Carolingian , (Karolus Magnus) “King of the Franks, Emperor of the Romans” Carolingian 747-814.