Napoleon Translations

Title of Original Work

Anniversaire de la mort de l’impératrice Joséphine

Author(s) of Translation

Ana Grahovac
Emily Kettell

Document Type


Date of Translation Publication


Original Work Publication Date

January 1815

Translator's Note

Josephine de Beauharnais was born June 23, 1763 and died May 29, 1814 of pneumonia. She was married to Napoleon Bonaparte from May 18, 1804 to January 10, 1810. During Napoleon’s reign, she was known as Empress, but they divorced in 1810 because she did not bear him any children. The author of this text celebrates all the good deeds Josephine did during her life. According to this text Josephine was loved by the French people for all of her benevolent deeds and empathy for the lower classes. The author portrays her as the Mother of all of France.