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Napoleon love letters to Josephine go for over 500,000 euros

Paris - Three love letters from Napoleon Bonaparte to his wife Josephine, written between 1796 and 1804, were sold for a total of 513,000 euros ($575,000) on Thursday, the Drouot auction house said.

Napoleon's imperial barge on the move again

Paris - A barge built secretly for Napoleon Bonaparte in 1810 to inspect his imperial fleet had its crown removed in a delicate museum operation Tuesday ahead of the vessel's move to a new home on the coast of Brittany.

Gold leaf from Napoleon's crown to go under hammer

Paris - A golden laurel leaf from Napoleon's crown is to go under the hammer next month, an auction house said Wednesday.

Napoleon's last horse to strut his stuff after makeover

Paris - Visitors to the Army Museum in Paris are being treated to the rare sight of two taxidermists at work restoring a stuffed horse -- the last one ridden by Napoleon Bonaparte.

Op-Ed: Sanctions threat won't stop bully Putin

Moscow - Russian President Vladmir Putin has a long history of instability, starting when he was an undersized thug on the streets of Leningrad to when he was denied a promotion in the KGB because his behavior was seen as too risky. No one doubts he is a bully.

Napoleon and Josephine's marriage certificate at auction in Paris

Paris - The marriage certificate that preceded the tying of the knot between Napoleon Bonaparte and his first love, Josephine, will be sold at auction by a Paris auction house, September 2014.

Lock of Napoleon's hair stolen in Australia

Sydney - A lock of Napoleon Bonaparte's hair and other "priceless" artefacts linked to the French emperor have been stolen from a museum in Australia, police said Tuesday.

Napoleon chair blunder gets museum worker into hot water

Ajaccio - A French museum employee is in hot water after being unable to resist the temptation of sitting in a 200-year-old folding chair once filled by the "derriere" of Napoleon.

History comes to light as documents surface on Battle of Bailén

Madrid - Back in 1808 the 3rd Swiss Regiment Reding, a group of Swiss mercenaries in the Spanish Army, fought at the Battle of Bailén against the French occupying forces of Napoleon. Some recruitment documents have now been found by Civil Guard historians.

Spielberg revives Kubrick's Napoleon

Paris - Regarded by many critics and viewers alike as perhaps the foremost cinematic auteur of the 20th century, Stanley Kubrick's legendary and problematic version of the biography of Napoleon Bonaparte is being prepared as a TV mini-series by Steven Spielberg.

Napoleon: 'I will blow up the Kremlin on the 22nd at 3 a.m.'

So says a coded letter written by Napoleon Bonaparte during his ill-fated Russian campaign. The letter is up for auction at Fontainebleau, near Paris next month and it's expected to fetch between €10,000 and €15,000 (($13,000-$20,000) at auction.

Op-Ed: Napoleon set to conquer big screen at Oakland's Paramount Theater Special

San Francisco - Emperor Napoleon is set to conquer once again, well the big screen that is, at Oakland's Paramount Theater this weekend. A dress rehearsal with the Oakland East Bay Symphony was held on Friday March 23.

Op-Ed: Will the French ever stop worshiping Napoleon?

The French are planning to build a “Napoleonland” theme park, in the south of Paris, with daily re-enactments of some of the Napoleonic Wars battles to which visitors will be able to take part, with battlefields filled with bodies of soldiers...

History still in the making in Egypt

“We are witnessing history making in Egypt,” but what might that history be? This country's past provides perspective on unfolding events.

Napoleon Bonaparte's Sabre Fetches Record Price - Keeping it in the Family

The gold encrusted sabre, classed by France as a historical monument was sold by a descendant of Napoleon's brother Jerome. It was bought by another branch of the family for an unexpected 4.8 million pounds.

Mystery of Napoleon's Death Solved

Scientists say that Napoleon Bonaparte died from an advanced case of gastric cancer and not arsenic poisoning as some had thought.
 

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Promotion for the premier of the 1927 epic  Napoleon  began last summer as anticipation has been bui...
Promotion for the premier of the 1927 epic "Napoleon" began last summer as anticipation has been building. The SF Film Festival held a dress rehearsal for film on Friday, March 23, 2012. The masterpiece by Abel Gance will be at the Paramount Theater in Oakland from March 24 to April 1, 2012.
This diamond and sapphire engagement ring offered by Napoleon to his first wife Josephine sold at au...
This diamond and sapphire engagement ring offered by Napoleon to his first wife Josephine sold at auction for almost $1 million.
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Image of a section of the marriage certificate of Napoleon and Josephine with the signatures of the ...
Image of a section of the marriage certificate of Napoleon and Josephine with the signatures of the future husband and wife clearly visible.
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The 1812 Overture commemorates the Russian victory over Napoleon s army at the Battle of Borodino on...
The 1812 Overture commemorates the Russian victory over Napoleon's army at the Battle of Borodino on September 7, 1812.
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The Napoleon bust  by Rodin  was discovered in 2014 in New Jersey by a 22-year-old art history stude...
The Napoleon bust, by Rodin, was discovered in 2014 in New Jersey by a 22-year-old art history student.
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The 1808 oil on vanvas depicting Napoleon Crowning Josephine is one of the most famous paintings in ...
The 1808 oil on vanvas depicting Napoleon Crowning Josephine is one of the most famous paintings in France. It depicts Emperor Napoleon I crowning the Empress Josephine in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris on December 2.
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