Napoleon I, Emperor of the French  (1769 – 1821)
French Politician and Military Leader. Born in Corsica, France. He was a military genius and was considered to be invincible. He also proved to be a talented administrator by developing the Code of Napoleon and established a strong central government. His courage and short stature led to his nickname "Petit Corporal" or little corporal.

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honorable discharge paper for a French lieutenant (1785 (?)) Department de la Guerre
8.5x11   1 page(s)

Fine vellum document signed by Napoleon as First Consul of the French Republic; bearing also the signatures of Bertier, Minister of War, and Maret, Secretary of State; with seal of the Republic. The document is a brevet or honorable discharge of a lieutenant of the French Army and gives numerous details of his services.


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