Roland Bonaparte  

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Roland Bonaparte, 6th Prince of Canino and Musignano (May 19, 1858 - April 14, 1924) was a French prince and president of the Société de Géographie from 1910 till his death.

He was born in Paris the son of Prince Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte and Justine Eleanore Ruflin. Prince Roland was a grandson of Lucien Bonaparte a brother of Emperor Napoleon I.

Bonaparte Point in Antarctica was named after him by Jean-Baptiste Charcot.

On the death of his cousin Prince Napoléon Charles Bonaparte he succeeded him as the 6th Prince of Canino and Musignano but he did not assume the title. With Prince Roland's death in Paris the senior line of the House of Bonaparte descending from Lucien Bonaparte became extinct in the male line.

Prince Roland was married in Paris on November 18, 1880 to Marie Blanc (1859-1882). They had one daughter.




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