France commemorates, but does not celebrate, the bicentennial of Napoleon’s death | Culture

All, Napoleonians and anti-Napoleonians, agree: France does not celebrate Napoleon on the bicentennial of his death; commemorates it. Napoleon Bonaparte died on May 5, 1821, confined to the island of Saint Helena, in the Atlantic Ocean. He was born in Corsica in 1769, a year after the island’s incorporation into France, and as Stendhal would […]

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