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For expropriation of ecclesiastical wineries and / or vineyards, see Napoleon,

Napoloen Bonaparte on horse The French ruler Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was in Ajaccio on the Mediterranean island Corsica born. He crowned himself in 1804 as a successor to Charlemagne (742-814) himself to the emperor. Apart from his public work, one also knows a lot about his private life, because there is a multi-volume biography that describes every day of his life in at least a few lines from the age of 20.

From his personal inclinations it is well known through numerous anecdotes that he loved tobacco, women and wine or champagne. At least three wines are said to be his favorite wines were. The most common is the red wine (from Pinot Noir) from the famous Burgundian appellation Gevrey-Chambertin called on the Côte de Nuits, which he often diluted with water. The second is the forerunner of the white Pouilly-Fumé from the upper Loire. And the third is the forerunner of the red Rossese di Dolceacqua from the Italian region of Liguria on the French border. He also had most of the best wines mixed with water.

Also for cognac there is a special relationship. In 1811 Napoleon visited the wine merchant Emmanuel...

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