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The French Empire

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David- The Coronation

painting by Jacques-Louis David

By 1804 Napoleon had dictatorial power and was a monarch in all but name. He announced that he would be crowned emperor, and the people overwhelmingly voted in a plebiscite to support him. His power would now pass to his eldest son; he was Napoleon I. 


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