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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, September 23, 2013

Napoleon's Codicils Go On The Market In November

NapoleonNapoleon hand wrote his last will and testament. The late French Emperor's will also had two holographic amendments. One of the amendments read, "I want my ashes to rest on the banks of the Seine among the French people I loved so much.” The other amendment listed his belongings to be divided among his closest associates and his "good and dear mother."

Napoleon drafted these amendments because he feared that the British would destroy the original will. Now, both amendments will be auctioned in Paris in November. Artemisia Auctions is conducting the sale. The amendments are expected to bring in $162, 000 dollars.

See Agence France- Presse Copy of Napoleon's Will to go on Sale in Paris this November at the Drouot Auction House, Art Daily,  Sep. 21, 2013.


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