Napoleon

Treating the wounded of Waterloo – Sir Charles Bell and his art from the battlefields

On Sunday June 18 1815, the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated during the Battle of Waterloo. Caving to a coalition of mainly British, Dutch and Prussian armies under the command of the Duke of Wellington, the defeat marked the end of one of the bloodiest battles in history. Left:Napoleon Bonaparte Aristide Louis. Amsterdam Museum, […]

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Europeana Twinsies: Who’s Next? Cast Your Vote

Over the past week, we’ve seen Hawaiian artist and photographer Cheyne Gallarde take on some of Europe’s most well-known faces. The man behind Universe of One has already shared his interpretations of Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Napoleon and now we want you to pick the next face for him to recreate. Inspired by the work of Cindy Sherman, […]

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Napoleon in Cartoons

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of Napoleon Bonaparte. To commemorate this occasion, we’ve searched Europeana for Bonaparte-related content and happened across a number of fascinating cartoons. It’s the political satire of its time, as clever and punchy as the TV panel shows that do the same job today. There’s also a cartoon challenge […]

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Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821

Few leaders in the world have amassed such fame as the French Napoleon Bonaparte (also Buonaparte). He was born in Corsica on 15th August 1769 – 242 years ago – to Carlo Buonaparte and Letizia Ramolino. By the time of the French Revolution (1789) he was 20 years old and by the time of his […]

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