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Napoleon and Josephine's marriage certificate for sale

Published on Jul 10, 2014 6:22 AM
 

PARIS (AFP) - It was one of the greatest love stories in history and now the marriage certificate that sealed the union of Napoleon and his first wife Josephine is to be sold at auction in September.

The document dated March 8, 1796, was signed by the future Napoleon I and his fiancee Marie Josephe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie, or Josephine, the Viscomtesse de Beauharnais.

The wedding itself took place the next day, and the contract was registered in Paris on March 18.

Despite history recording their passionate love affair, the document shows that the star-crossed lovers could also be very practical.

 
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