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Walewska Marie

Walewska Marie (17891817)

One of the great loves of Napoleon Bonaparte's life, Marie Walewska was a beautiful countess who met the French emperor after his forces occupied Warsaw in 1807. Seen by Polish patriots as a way of improving her country's lot with the emperor, Walewska's affair with Bonaparte grew into a long, deep friendship. They had a child, Alexandre, in 1810, and this proved to Bonaparte he could produce a legitimate heir to the throne of France. Of all his female companions, Walewska was the only one to journey to see Bonaparte during his exile on Elba.

Paraguay, 1971, Countess Walewska

Poland, 1970, Maria Walewska

Sweden, 2005, Garbo in film Conquest


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