Emperor of the French, 1759-1821

Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and its associated wars. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 until 1814, and again in 1815. Napoleon dominated European affairs for over a decade while leading France against a series of coalitions in the Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. He won most of these wars and the vast majority of his battles, rapidly gaining control of continental Europe before his ultimate defeat in 1815.

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Napoléon I

Emperor of the French (1769-1821). Letter signed („Nap“). 4to. 2 pp. French.
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Letter to his adopted son Eugene. In part (translated): “I have attentively read the account of the Italian Navy that you sent to me. I am all the more aware of the importance of using ships to prevent the enemy from blocking the Gulf with one or two frigates. I will wait for your report to know whether the ships of the line will be able to sail out. I see that the Rivoli and the Reginatore are not far from completion. The Favorite must be finished promptly. Once these frigates have been finished we can arm them with French crews from the three brigs that are in Venice.

The frigate in Trieste could also join them which would make for a division of three frigates that could go to Ancona to join the frigate and brigs there and form a division capable of maintaining the mastery of the Gulf and which would oblige the enemy to keep warships there. I see Ancona not Venice, because Ancona has the advantage totally lacking to Venice, of our being able to enter or leave no matter what the winds…it is better to have brigs that can sail out and survey the Gulf without interruption [...]”. - In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds..

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