Mademoiselle George/Marguerite Georges was born Marguerite-Josephine Weimer in Bayeux, the daughter of a German employed in the theatre orchestra in Amiens. She was the leading actress of the national theatre. She debuted on stage in 1802 at the age of fifteen at the Théâtre Français in Paris; she was made sociétaire in 1804. Her affair with Napoleon took place between 1802 and 1804, and was rumoured to be the reason she left France in 1808. After being discarded by Napoleon, she was called the Corsican Widow. She retired in 1853 and received a pension from Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon's brother. She died in Passy...The book follows her story and the many famous men who were part of her life including the Czar Alexander of Russia.

 

Napoleon and Mademoiselle George

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  • 1958  Longmans, Green and Co. 1st ed

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