Series of drawings done in life while Napoleon was at the theatre by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson.

Series of drawings done in life while Napoleon was at the theatre by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson.

"I think it’s admirable that you washed all the windows, ironed all the drapes, beat the carpets and made dinner for twenty. But you forgot to clean the andirons and fetch the logs."

"I think it’s admirable that you washed all the windows, ironed all the drapes, beat the carpets and made dinner for twenty. But you forgot to clean the andirons and fetch the logs."

Napoleon did it before Michael Jackson did.

Napoleon did it before Michael Jackson did.

                    Charles Auguste Louis Joseph de Morny
                                      First Duc de Morny
                     (September 15, 1811—September 15, 2014)
                                      Happy 203rd birthday
    (Illegitimate son of Hortense de Beauharnais and Charles de Flahaut)

                    Charles Auguste Louis Joseph de Morny

                                      First Duc de Morny

                     (September 15, 1811—September 15, 2014)

                                     Happy 203rd birthday

    (Illegitimate son of Hortense de Beauharnais and Charles de Flahaut)

Napoleon Anecdotes

BUONAPARTE’S OUTSET IN LIFE

So great was his ardour for improvement, that even while at school he never passed a day with satisfaction to himself, in which he did not find his ideas extended and his knowledge increased. Thanking his mother, in one of his letters, for her great care respecting his education and future advancement, he said, “With my sword by my side, and my Homer in my pocket, I hope to find my way through the world.”

Napoleon Anecdotes, W.H. Ireland, page 104

"Here, you better give him his sword back before you toss him back out there. He looks like he’ll need it to lean on….or something."

"Here, you better give him his sword back before you toss him back out there. He looks like he’ll need it to lean on….or something."

                                Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley
                                     First Duke of Wellington
                            (May 1, 1769 —- September 14, 1852)

                                Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley

                                     First Duke of Wellington

                            (May 1, 1769 —- September 14, 1852)

                              Marshal François Joseph Lefebvre
                                          First Duc de Dantzig
                             (October 25, 1755—September 14, 1820)

                              Marshal François Joseph Lefebvre

                                          First Duc de Dantzig

                             (October 25, 1755—September 14, 1820)

                                Marshal Nicolas Charles Oudinot
                           1st Comte Oudinot 1st Duc de Reggio
                            April 25, 1767—September 13, 1848

                                Marshal Nicolas Charles Oudinot

                           1st Comte Oudinot 1st Duc de Reggio

                            April 25, 1767—September 13, 1848