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Napoléon Ier

Napoleon Bonaparte

Ajaccio 1769 - St. Helena 1821
French military and political leader during the latter stages of the French Revolution. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815.
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Gabriel-Vital Dubray
1865

Rouen /  Napoléon Ier   Rouen /  Napoléon Ier

Description

Bronze equestrian statue on a large pedestal. On the front side of the pedestal a red granite plaque in bronze frame surmounted by Napoleon's coat of arms, with the text:
a
NAPOLEON
la ville de rouen
et
le departement
de la seine inferieure
mdccclxv
Under this plaque, in bronze:
le bronze de ce monument
provient de canons conquis a austerlitz
On the long sides of the pedestal are red granite plaques with texts (right: empire français, code napoleon) and (left: concordat, legion d'honneur) in bronze cartouches connected with guirlandes and with a N in the center. On the back side of the pedestal is a bronze relief, under the coat of arms of the city of Rouen. The relief is titled:
LE PREMIER CONSUL
visite les manufactures du faubourg s. sever
et recompense le plus ancien ouvrier
de l'industrie rouennaise
2 novembre 1802

Inscription(s)

Signed (the relief): vital-dubray 1865

Annotation

Napoleon came to Rouen in 1802 to visit some textile factory. With his help, these factorys have been developed. He also built the Corneille bridge, and two streets (Lafayette Street and Republique Street). In 1853, this statue was built with the bronze of cannons gained at the battle of Austerlitz.

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Locatie (N 49°26'36" - E 1°5'56")

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