French general and emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

Napoleon Bonaparte

(1769 - 1821)

In the spring of 1795, Napoleon Bonaparte went to Paris, hoping to obtain a satisfactory command. No offers came, and Napoleon considered providing his services to the Ottoman sultan in Constantinople. That same year he met the widow Joséphine de Beauharnais. After their wedding one year later, Napoleon began his Italian campaign and Josephine began her affair with a Hussar lieutenant. They remained married throughout his own numerous affairs and his coronation as emperor of France in 1804. He had the marriage annulled in 1810 because she failed to provide him with an heir.

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1807 | Fontainebleau

Regime Change

Napoleon Bonaparte lays down the law.More

The more religious a country is, the more crimes are committed in it.

—Napoleon Bonaparte, 1817

Man is merely a more perfect animal than the rest. He reasons better.

—Napoleon Bonaparte, 1816

I do not amuse myself by thinking of dead people.

—Napoleon Bonaparte, 1807

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