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Napoleon Bonaparte was born August 15 1769 and died May 5 1821  he was a military and political leader of France and Emperor of the French asNapoleon I, whose actions shaped European politics in the early 19thcentury. Napoleon was born in Corsica to parents of noble Genoese ancestry and trained as an artillery officer in mainland France. Bonaparte rose to prominence under the First French Republic and led successful campaigns against the First and Second Coalitions arrayed against France. In 1799, he staged a coup d'état and installed himself as First Consul; five years later the French Senate proclaimed him emperor. In the first decade of the nineteenth century, the FrenchEmpire under Napoleon engaged in a series of conflicts—the NapoleonicWars—involving every major European power. After a streak ofvictories, France secured a dominant position in continental Europe,and Napoleon maintained the French sphere of influence through theformation of extensive alliances and the appointment of friends andfamily members to rule other European countries as French clientstates. The French invasion of Russia in 1812 marked a turning point inNapoleon's fortunes. His Grande Armée was badly damaged in thecampaign and never fully recovered. In 1813, the Sixth Coalitiondefeated his forces at Leipzig; the following year the Coalitioninvaded France, forced Napoleon to abdicate and exiled him to theisland of Elba. Less than a year later, he escaped Elba and returnedto power, but was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815.Napoleon spent the last six years of his life in confinement by theBritish on the island of Saint Helena. An autopsy concluded he died ofstomach cancer, though Sten Forshufvud and other scientists have sinceconjectured that he was poisoned with arsenic. Napoleon's campaigns are studied at military academies the world over. While considered a tyrant by his opponents, he is also remembered for the establishment of the Napoleonic code, which laid the administrative and judicial foundations for much of Western Europe.Here Napoleon is shown on his horse an is known as "Napoleon Crossingthe Alps". His horse rears high in the air and his cape flows throughthe wind pushing it over his body giving him a regal and  majesticlook. This sculpture is a one of a kind and is definitely andimpressive piece of work. This sculpture was cast using the "Lost WaxMethod" and has a  brown patina and is signed Claude. It is mounted on  a black marble base and is sure to draw an eye of all those around. It makes a great gift for a history buff or a political lover! _x000D_
Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition. Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 12" x Width 14" Marble Dimensions: 9" X 5" Height without base: 11" Weight : 15 LBS Inventory : 33B7527033


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Large Bronze & Marble Sculpture of Napoleon

Estimate $748 - $1,497Oct 13, 2018