Maria Letizia Buonaparte née Ramolino (24 August 1750 – 2 February 1836) was the mother of Napoleon I of France. She was born in Ajaccio, Corsica, to Nobile Giovanni Geronimo Ramolino 1723 – 1755), Captain of Corse Regiments of Chivalry and wife Nobile Angela Maria Pietrasanta (circa 1725–1790). Letizia was not formally educated. On 2/7 June 1764, when she was 13, she married attorney Carlo Buonaparte at Ajaccio. She bore 13 children, eight of whom survived infancy
Zenaide and Charlotte Bonaparte painted by Jacques Louis David. Daughters of Joseph Bonaparte and his wife Julie, nee Clary (sister of Desiree Bernadotte, Napoleon's first love, who became the queen of Sweden).