Napoleon I Statue - Paris, France
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N 48° 51.363 E 002° 18.758
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Quick Description: This statue of Napoleon I is located in an alcove looking over the courtyard at Les Invalides.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 11/18/2011 12:24:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMD4KE
Les Invalides is a complex of buildings which once served as a veterans hospital. Now, the chapel houses Napoleon's tomb..as well as other Bonapartes and French military heroes.
This 1833 statue of Napoelon I is by French artist Charles Marie Émile Seurre (1798–1858). It depicts the Emperor is the stance known around the world....standing, looking intently down at the courtyard, wearing a long coat and with his hand in his shirt. He also wears the hat that we come to associate with Napoleon...and a sword and medals.
Napoleon I (1769-1821) was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815. He ruled during turbulent times..and his reign was interupped by a brief restoration of the monarchy...only to see Napoleon come back for another 94 days until he abdicated and Louis XVIII took power.
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