Josephine de Beauharnais (1763-1814)
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Josephine de Beauharnais, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. From a painting by Prudhon. At the time of his marriage, Napoleon was about to start on his Italian campaign. Josephine was a general favorite, and her husband once acknowledged her helpful tact with the remark, "I win battles, but Josephine wins hearts." In later years, however, after he became emperor, he divorced Josephine and married an Austrian princess. Josephine and Napoleon were married from 1796 until 1810. Click here to enlarge.
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