Hortense is a French feminine given name that comes from Latin meaning gardener. It may refer to:


  • Hortense de Beauharnais, stepdaughter of Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Hortense Béwouda, sprinter from Cameroon
  • Hortense Mancini, Duchess of Mazarin from 1646 to 1699, and a mistress of Charles II, King of England
  • Hortense Ellis, reggae singer
  • Hortense Calisher, author of In the Absence of Angels
  • Hortense Schneider, French soprano from the Bordeaux region
  • Hortense Powdermaker, anthropologist best known for her studies of African Americans in rural America and of Hollywood
  • Hortense Parker, daughter of African-American inventor, industrialist and abolitionist, John Parker
  • Hortense Haudebourt-Lescot (Antoinette-Cécile-Hortense Haudebourt-Lescot), French painter of genre scenes

Fictional characters

  • Hortense McDuck, character from the Scrooge McDuck universe
  • Hortense Briggs, character in the novel An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser
  • Mademoiselle Hortense, character in the novel Bleak House, by Charles Dickens


  • Hortense, Georgia, an unincorporated community in Brantley County, Georgia, United States
  • Hurricane Hortense, a 1996 category 4 Atlantic hurricane
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Other articles related to "hortense":

Hortense Parker
... Hortense Parker Gilliam, born Hortense Parker (1859–1938), was the first known African-American graduate of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, in 1883 ...
Arenenberg - History
... In 1817, Johann Baptist von Streng sold it to the exiled Hortense de Beauharnais, the daughter of ex-Empress Joséphine, for 30.000 guilders ... As arranged by Napoleon, Hortense had to marry his brother Louis Bonaparte, and the couple were named King and Queen of the Netherlands (1806 to 1810) ... Hortense initiated reconstructions and renovations in an attempt to recreate the atmosphere of Malmaison ...
Hortense Parker - Early Life and Education
... Hortense Parker was the fourth of six children born to the free people of color John Parker and Miranda {Boulden} Parker in Ripley, Ohio ... Hortense Parker and her two younger sisters studied music as children, in addition to traditional subjects ... Hortense went to Mount Holyoke Female Seminary (now Mount Holyoke College), where she graduated in 1883, the first known African-American graduate ...
Hortense, Georgia
... Hortense is an unincorporated community in Brantley County, Georgia, United States ... Hortense lies at an elevation of 56 feet (17 m) ...
The Adventures Of Dr. Mc Ninja - Characters - Hortense
... McNinja from saving the world, both McNinja and Hortense assumed it was some ploy by Dan and Mitzi to get them back together ...