Topic: josephine bonaparte

How To Style Your Home As If You’re A French Empress

How To Style Your Home As If You're A French Empress

In my readings this morning, I discovered that on this day in 1796 JosĂ©phine de Beauharnais married the famous general NapolĂ©on Bonaparte. Although Beauharnais had been known as “Rose” in her life before NapolĂ©on, it was when he crowned her the First Empress of France that he decided to call her JosĂ©phine instead. From then on, JosĂ©phine referred to herself as such, as did everyone else. More »