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A handwritten fragment of Napoléon’s English lessons

A handwritten fragment of Napoléon’s English lessons

- 1816

Part of Napoléon’s English lessons with Count de Las Cases, this sheet includes several French sentences that he translated, such as, “Quand êtes-vous parti du Cap? When are you departed from the Cap?” Napoléon proved to be an indifferent linguist.

Historical Provenance - Count Emmanuel de Las Cases collection

ink on paper


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