The Coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte


On December 2, 1804 at Notre-Dame de Paris in France, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned as Emperor of the French. After placing the crown on his own head, Napoleon elected to crown his wife, Josephine, as Empress himself. The image shows Josephine kneeling before Napoleon to be crowned. The women holding Josephine's train are Napoleon's sisters. While the coronation was controversial, it is very important to the Romantic era. 

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Timeline of Events Associated with The Coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte


  • Jacques-Louis David

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