First French Empire
The First French Empire (French: Empire Français), also known as the Greater French Empire or Napoleonic Empire, was the empire of Napoleon Bonaparte of France and the dominant power in m...
6 Things You Should Know About Napoleon Bonaparte
At the height of his power, Napoleon Bonaparte controlled a huge chunk of Europe, from the Iberian Peninsula in the west to present-day Poland in the east. But on April 11, 1814, after a series of mil...
Napoleon exiled to Elba - Apr 11, 1814
On this day in 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of France and one of the greatest military leaders in history, abdicates the throne, and, in the Treaty of Fontainebleau, is banished to the Mediterran...
Jacques-Louis David
Jacques-Louis David French Artist 1748 - 1825 0:30 The Oath of the Horatii 0:55 Portrait of Henriette de Verninac 1:05 Portrait of a Young Woman in a Turban ...
18 Brumaire
The coup of 18 Brumaire brought General Napoleon Bonaparte to power as First Consul of France, and, in the view of most historians, ended the French Revolution. The coup d'état overthrew the Directory...
French Consulate
The Consulate was the government of France from the fall of the Directory in the coup of Brumaire in 1799 until the start of the Napoleonic Empire in 1804. By extension, the term The Consulate also re...
Napoleon's invasion of Russia
The French Invasion of Russia, known in Russia as the Patriotic War of 1812 (Russian: Отечественная война 1812 года; Otechestvennaya Voyna 1812 Goda) and France as the Russian Campaign (French...
Sixth Coalition
In the War of the Sixth Coalition (1812–1814), a coalition of Austria, Prussia, Russia, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Sweden, Spain and a number of German States finally defeated France and drove Napo...
Hundred Days
The Hundred Days, sometimes known as the Hundred Days of Napoleon or Napoleon's Hundred Days, marked the period between Emperor Napoleon of France's return from exile on Elba to Paris on 20 March 1815...
Illyrian Provinces
The Illyrian Provinces (French: Provinces illyriennes) was a short-lived autonomous province of the Napoleonic French Empire, established in 1809 on the territories along the north and east coasts...
Military Household of the Emperor
The Military Household of the Emperor (French: Maison Militaire de l'Empereur) was the immediate entourage of the Emperor of the French during the First French Empire. At the end of December 1806, no ...
Napoleonic Wars
The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire led by Emperor Napoleon I against an array of European powers formed into various coalitions. They revolution...
Charles de la Bédoyère
Charles Angélique François Huchet, Comte de la Bédoyère (17 April 1786 – 19 August 1815) was a French General during the reign of Emperor Napoleon I who was executed in 1815.Descended from an old Bret...
Pierre-Alexandre-Laurent Forfait
Pierre-Alexandre-Laurent Forfait (Rouen, 21 April 1752 - Rouen, 8 November 1807) was a French engineer, hydrographer and politician, and Minister of the Navy.
Born to a family of rich merchants, F...
6 Things You Should Know About Napoleon Bonaparte
At the height of his power, Napoleon Bonaparte controlled a huge chunk of Europe, from the Iberian Peninsula in the west to present-day Poland in the east. But on April 11, 1814, after a series of mil...
Battle of Ligny
The Battle of Ligny (16 June 1815) was the last victory of the military career of Napoleon I. In this battle, French troops of the Armée du Nord under Napoleon's command, defeated a Prussian army unde...
Treaty of Fontainebleau (1807)
The Treaty of Fontainebleau was signed on 27 October 1807 in Fontainebleau between Charles IV of Spain and Napoleon I of France. The accord proposed the division of the Kingdom of Portugal and all Por...
Joseph Fesch
Joseph Fesch, Prince of France (January 3, 1763 – May 13, 1839) was a French cardinal and diplomat, Prince of France and a member of the Imperial House of the First French Empire, Peer of France, Roma...
Napoleonic medal
Napoleonic medals are medals including those struck by the Paris Medal Mint celebrating the accomplishments of Napoleon I of France. The exact number of these medalsis not precisely known since the o...