[pullquote]Napoleon Bonaparte had written these three letters between 1796 and 1804, with one of them written during the Italian campaign
Napoleon wrote in the letter it sounded like something was going on, so you forgot your husband[/pullquote]
Paris: Three love letters written by French ruler Napoleon Bonaparte to his first wife Joséphine were sold for a total of $ 575,000 (about Rs 3.97 million). The three letters were written between 1796 and 1804. The Drouot auction house has shared this information.
In a letter written during the Italy campaign in 1796, the French military leader said, “No letter from you my adorable friend, you must have very sweet preoccupations since you forget your husband who, though in the midst of business and extremely tired, thinks only and desires only you.”
Napoleon, son of French Revolution
Born on 15 August 1769, Napoleon is said to be the son of the French Revolution (1789). He led France after the revolution. In the beginning of the 19th century, he had acquired the control of almost the whole of Europe.
Napoleon was the ruler of France from 1804 to 1815. After his defeat in the Battle of Trafalgar in the hands of Nelson of Britain, the French ruler was exiled to Corsica Island. He died in 1821.
Joséphine’s was born Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie. She was a widow and she had two children. In 1804, Napoleon married Josephine a day before he became the ruler of France.
In 1809, French conqueror was going to Bavaria to fight Austria. Josephine insisted on accompanying him, but the French did not pay heed to the request. After returning from the campaign, Napoleon divorced Josephine.
German machine sold for 37 million
A rare enigma encryption machine was included in the auction of historic themes from French Eder and Augustus Houses. It was used by Germany during World War II. The auction fetched a price of £ 48,100 (approximately Rs 3.53 million). In 14 auctions held last year, relics worth £ 26.4 million (Rs 205 crore approximately) were sold.