Source: the guardian
The document, from the French military leader’s secret religious wedding to Josephine, is part of US billionaire Christopher Forbes’s collection
The certificate from Napoleon Bonaparte’s secret religious wedding to Josephine in 1804, eight years after their civil marriage, will go under the hammer in March, the French auction house Osenat has said.
The document is signed and sealed by Cardinal Joseph Fesch, who presided over the wedding that took place at the behest of Pope Pius VII as a condition for his presence at Napoleon’s coronation.
It is part of a collection being auctioned off by the US billionaire, Christopher Forbes, that mainly comprises artifacts from the reign of Napoleon’s nephew and heir, Napoleon III.
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