Elizabeth Monroe

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Birthday
30, 1768
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Sep 23, 1830 (62)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
30, 1768
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Sep 23, 1830 (62)

About

Wife of the fifth President of the United States, James Monroe, and served as the First Lady of the United States from 1817 to 1825. She became friends with Napoleon Bonaparte's family when her husband was the United States Minister to France.

Before Fame

She assisted in the release of Madame LaFayette, wife of Marquis de LaFayette, after hearing of her pending execution.

Trivia

Although she was respected, many did not like her as much as previous First Lady Dolley Madison.

Family Life

Born to Lawrence Kortright and Hannah Aspinwall, she married James Monroe in February 1786 while she was 17 and he was 27. The couple had three children together: Eliza, Maria, and James.

Associated With

Louisa Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams, served as First Lady after her.