This is a copy of the Last Will and Testament of Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I) (1769-1821).
Napoleon, French emperor and military genius, established his reputation during the Revolutionary wars in northern Italy. His marriage in 1796 to Josephine de Beauharnais helped him to political power. In 1799 he was appointed First Consul, then in 1892 became Consul for life and was virtual dictator of France, crowning himself Emperor in 1804.
After campaigns against Austria and Russia drained his strength and virtually destroyed his Grand Army, Napoleon abdicated in 1814. He was defeated at Waterloo in 1815 and imprisoned on St. Helena, where he died.
Last Updated: 14-April-2016