Article abstract: Joséphine’s life exemplified the chaos and unpredictability of the French Revolution and subsequent warfare. Popularly loved as “the good Joséphine,” her social talents assisted Napoleon Bonaparte in creating stability and reconciliation among the various factions dividing the citizens of France.
Marie-Josèphe-Rose Tascher de la Pagerie was born on the French Caribbean island of Martinique. She descended from the middle ranks of the French nobility who had emigrated to the colonies to make their fortunes growing...
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