Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French general and Emperor, 1912. Artist: Unknown

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French general and Emperor, 1912. Artist: Unknown

2-612-398 - The Print Collector/Heritage Images

Napoleon Bonaparte, French general and Emperor. Napoleon (1769-1821) enjoyed a meteoric rise through the ranks of the French Revolutionary army. In 1799 he led a coup to overthrow the government, the Directory, and became first consul and effective dictator of France. In 1804, he declared himself Emperor, and began a series of military campaigns across Europe, the Napoleonic Wars. Victories such as Austerlitz and Jena led to France establishing its power across much of the continent. In 1812, however, Napoleon embarked on a disastrous invasion of Russia and defeat at Leipzig in 1813 led to his abdication and exile to Elba. He ecaped in 1815, raised another army, but was finally defeated by Wellington at Waterloo, and exiled again to St Helena. This portrait is after Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Duchesne (1770-1858). Taken from R. J. Lea, Ltd's first series of Chairman Miniature cigarette cards, 1912.

Image Details

People Information

  1. Unknown, attributed to: :
  1. Jean Baptiste Joseph Duchesne: French: Artist, painter and sculptor
  1. Napoleon Bonaparte I: Corsican: Emperor, soldier, politician

Picture Type
  1. Cigarette card

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 1740x3188
File Size : 16,252kb


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  1. 2-612-398
  1. 2612398

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