The house in which Napoleon I was born, located in Ajaccio, France.

Napoleon's Birthplace at Ajaccio

The house in which Napoleon I was born, located in Ajaccio, France.

A military and political leader of France in the early 19th century.

Napoleon Bonaparte

A military and political leader of France in the early 19th century.

The Emperor of France from 1804 to 1814.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The Emperor of France from 1804 to 1814.

A poster with facts and images of France from the Consulate to the World War.

Consulate to the World War

A poster with facts and images of France from the Consulate to the World War.

The first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, and thus the first Empress of the French.

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The first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, and thus the first Empress of the French.

"Instituted by Napoleon in 1802; given to both soldiers and civilians for distinguished services to the state. In the present order of the French Republic the symbolical head of the republic appears in the center, and a laurel wreath replaces the imperial crown."—Webster, 1920

Cross of the Legion of Honor

"Instituted by Napoleon in 1802; given to both soldiers and civilians for distinguished services to…

"Begun by Napoleon in 1806; not completed until 1842. The emperor planned it as a 'of fame' to commemorate his victories, but it now serves as a church. The structure has the lines of a Roman temple, with a colonnade of Corinthian pillars."—Webster, 1920

La Madeleine

"Begun by Napoleon in 1806; not completed until 1842. The emperor planned it as a 'of fame' to commemorate…

An illustration of Napoleon; Napoleon Bonaparte, later known as Emperor Napoleon I, was a military and political leader of France whose actions shaped European politics in the early 19th century.

Napoleon

An illustration of Napoleon; Napoleon Bonaparte, later known as Emperor Napoleon I, was a military and…

An illustration of the sarcophagus of Napoleon Bonaparte located in the Church of the Hotel des Invalides.

Sarcophagus of Napoleon Bonaparte

An illustration of the sarcophagus of Napoleon Bonaparte located in the Church of the Hotel des Invalides.

An illustration of the tomb of the sarcophagus of Napoleon Bonaparte located in the Church of the Hotel des Invalides.

Tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte

An illustration of the tomb of the sarcophagus of Napoleon Bonaparte located in the Church of the Hotel…

Napoleon embarking on the "Bellerophon."

Napoleon Embarking on the Bellerophon

Napoleon embarking on the "Bellerophon."

"Not made on the spot but probably presenting approximately the king of equipage in which Napoleon traveled. He was accompanied by five other persons only."—Hazen, 1917

Napoleon Returning to France

"Not made on the spot but probably presenting approximately the king of equipage in which Napoleon traveled.…

The bed in which Napoleon I used while away from home.

Napoleon's Camp Bed

The bed in which Napoleon I used while away from home.

"In 1840 Napoleon's body was removed from St. Helena, taken with great pomp to Paris, and deposited in a sarcophagus of red Finland granite under the gilded dome of the Hôtel des Invalides. Twelve colossal statues, representing the chief victories of Napoleon, surround the tomb, and between the figures are battleflags captured at Austerlitz. Two of the emperor's brothers are buried in adjoining chapels."—Webster, 1920

The Tomb of Napoleon

"In 1840 Napoleon's body was removed from St. Helena, taken with great pomp to Paris, and deposited…

"A medal prepared by Napoleon to be issued at London in honor of his expected triumph. It represents Hercules overthrowing a merman and bears the legend Frappée à Londres - 'Struck in London' - 1804."—Webster, 1920

A Napoleonic Medal

"A medal prepared by Napoleon to be issued at London in honor of his expected triumph. It represents…