Blog

Napoleon Bonaparte - Emperor of France (1769 – 1821)

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Thu, Oct 24, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

Napoleon Bonaparte

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE - YOUTHFUL EMPEROR OF FRANCE

Napoleon Bonaparte is well known for his military accomplishments. Although he had many victories, he also had many losses. Bonaparte's craving for power and glory was a close companion of his taste for a luxurious lifestyle. Many historians have said that his successes were due to little more than good fortune; others consider him a great military leader who was the Savior of France. Let us know explore the man who was Napoleon.

Although he was rather short for a man, Napoleon was well known for his irresistible charm and superior intelligence. In addition he was reported to have had a photographic memory and was a voracious reader. Napoleon was able to easily recall any number of facts, people, and memorize entire maps. These extraordinary abilities were witnessed during his military expeditions as was his ability to organize. Many relate Napoleon's vision to that of an expert chess player who is able to accurately predict the best moves well in advance.

napoleon bonaparte on horse apocalypseTHE DARING AND PERHAPS OVERLY GLORIFIED -  NAPOLEON BONAPARTE - "TAKE IT TO THE ENEMY"

The image Napoleon presented seemed to change with the wind. At times he was a ruthless ruler who craved power for its own sake, preferring to be feared as a means to domination. Remaining calm in the face of danger, he was, at times, moved to show unjustifiable leniency in response to an emotional plea.

Much of Napoleon's rise to power has been attributed to his political connections rather than his performance as a soldier, another tribute to his ability to use his charm to achieve his goals. He was extremely confident and was able to inspire loyalty and devotion in his soldiers, despite unfavorable odds. Bonaparte's decision to exploit the political unrest throughout Europe exemplifies how his thirst for power and glory resulted in historical events.

Napoleon Bonaparte3

EMPEROR EXTRAORDINAIRE - NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Although Napoleon had an endearing charm, this power had its limits. Many of his collaborators and friends became his enemies, conspiring to defeat his Empire and destroy him. The battles Bonaparte led that produced significant casualties seemed to be due to irrational presumptions. Nonetheless, Napoleon continued on. Each battle, whether it ended in defeat or victory, was followed by another campaign in his quest for total domination. In the end, he came to blame his misfortunes on the incompetency of his military commanders, suggesting that they had been spoiled by wealth and luxury.

Realizing that his reliance on others had contributed to his defeats, Napoleon began to rely on his own judgment and make some decisions based on emotion and personal ambitions rather than the good of his people. At this point, as much as any other, it was difficult to recognize his intention or motivation. Although he was able to remain calm in the face of danger, he was also known to become extremely emotional when opposed.

Napoleon Bonaparte signature

THE ELEGANT & BOLD SIGNATURE, "BONAPARTE," OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

He was particularly affected by the words and actions of his first wife, Josephine. He adored her and wrote devoted letters to her from the field. Unfortunately his affections were not reciprocated. Josephine engaged in an extramarital affair and the marriage was later annulled.  This turn of events caused Napoleon to experience a period of severe depression when he seemingly had lost the will to live. Like other defeats, Bonaparte did recover and later married Marie-Louise and fathered a son, Napoleon II.

Napoleon Bonaparte

A BROODING NAPOLEON BONAPARTE FOLLOWING HIS HISTORIC DEFEAT AFTER HIS POORLY PLANNED INVASION OF RUSSIA

Raleigh DeGeer Amyx is a collector of museum-quality American historical memorabilia. Mr. Amyx has spent over a quarter of a century focused on important artifacts, providing expert consultation for government and private entities as well as acquiring, selling, and trading important historically significant items. Mr. Amyx is proud to have acquired a signed letter that Napoleon had dictated to his secretary and which contains his original signature. The letter reads:

“I wish, Citizen Minister for you to give the Order to the Squadron Chief, Pignatelli to Observe from Tomorrow Morning the Punitive Measures (Decrees of Rigor) until his Departure to Rejoin his Corps. As soon as he has reached his Corps, he will be placed Under Arrest for Two Weeks (15 days), for not having attended on Horseback the review of his Regiment. Give the order to the person named Argovito who names him Adjutant Commander to leave forthwith for Milan, as well as to the person named Jarielli, since it is my intention that they no longer remain in France. Bonaparte”

Napoleon Bonaparte6

FROM THE RALEIGH DeGEER AMYX COLLECTION - A SIGNED NAPOLEON BONAPARTE DOCUMENT WITH IMPORTANT MILITARY SIGNIFICANCE

This original document is handsomely framed with multiple-colored handwrapped silk, with two inscribed brass plates that provide details of Napoleon Bonaparte's accomplishments, as well as the content of the featured document.

Raleigh DeGeer AmyxRALEIGH DeGEER AMYX - HISTORIAN AND COLLECTOR

SELECT MILITARY HISTORICAL RELICS MAY BE AVAILABLE

Tags: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection, Napoleon Bonaparte

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE - IMPORTANT MILITARY LETTER SIGNED BY NAPOLEON -

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Sun, Jul 17, 2011 @ 09:50 AM

Napoleon Bonaparte – Napoleon I – (1769 – 1821) – Emperor of France

NAPOLEON DS|NAPOLEON LS|NAPOLEON LETTER SIGNED|NAPOLEON DOCUMENT SIGNED|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|NAPOLEON BONAPARTE - DRAMATIC 1808 - MILITARY AFFAIRS - L.S.


On January 20, 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte Dictated the following, via his Secretary, to the Minister of War: Note that the Emperor has Signed at the Bottom of the Top left “BONAPARTE”, Boldly and in Full.

NAPOLEON SIGNATURE|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|A VIVID CLOSE-UP OF THE SIGNATURE AS SIGNED BY NAPOLEON

 Bonaparte States in His Letter...

“I wish, Citizen Minister for you to give the Order to the Squadron Chief, Pignatelli to Observe from Tomorrow Morning the Punitive Measures (Decrees of Rigor) until his Departure to Rejoin his Corps. As soon as he has reached his Corps, he will be placed Under Arrest for Two Weeks (15 days), for not having attended on Horseback the review of his Regiment. Give the order to the person named Argovito who names (?) him Adjutant Commander to leave forthwith for Milan, as well as to the person named Jarielli, since it is my intention that they no longer remain in France. Bonaparte”

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE|BONAPARTE|NAPOLEON|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|THE DRAMATIC - NAPOLEON BONAPARTE - "TAKE IT TO THE ENEMY"

Napoleon Bonaparte has been the subject of many Historians. Some depict him a Champion of the French people and the Defender of Principles of Revolution and Democracy. Other Historians view him as an Adventurer and a Despot, Exploring Revolution
to his own ends.

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE|NAPOLEON|BONAPARTE|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLLECTION|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|ANOTHER IMPOSING PORTRAIT OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

But Bonaparte did possess undoubted Military Genius and almost equally Great Organization and Prodigious Administrative Ability.

NAPOLOEN|BONAPARTE|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|NAPOLEON BONAPARTE - (1769 -1821)

Presently, this Featured Historical Letter, Signed by Napoleon, is in The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection. In the near future the Napoleon Signed Letter may be in the collection of another. Interested Principal should simply make direct contact with Mr. Amyx.

RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX|THE RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION|THE AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION|HISTORIAN & COLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX - AT COMPLETION OF RESEARCH AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 2010

 


Tags: Napoleon Bonaparte

Contact Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Online

Sign up for Monthly Newsletters