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    Josephine de Beauharnais Autograph Letter Signed "Josephine." One page, 5.5" x 7.5" (sight), in French. Josephine de Beauharnais (1763-1814), first Empress of the French, was the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Her first husband, Alexandre, was a general during the French Revolution and was executed during the Reign of Terror. She was imprisoned in the Carmes prison, but was released five days after Alexandre's execution. In 1796, she married Napoleon, but the two had no children together. The couple divorced in 1810 and she died of pneumonia four years later. Smoothed folds. The text is bold. Matted with a portrait of the empress to an overall size of 17.75" x 14".

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