Napoleon and Josephine’s Marriage Certificate For Sale

Here is a chance to own a piece of history. It will “only” cost $135,000 or so.

The marriage certificate of Napoleon and his first wife Josephine is to be sold at auction in September. The document dated March 8, 1796, was signed by the future Napoleon I and his fiancee Marie Josephe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie, or Josephine, the Viscomtesse de Beauharnais.

The marriage certificate states that the pair will “in no way be responsible for the debts and mortgages of the other” and that there will be “no common property” between them.

The document is expected to fetch up to 100,000 euros ($135,000) when it is auctioned on September 21 by Maison Osenat, at a sale in a suburb west of Paris.

You can read more in an article in the Tengri News at http://goo.gl/K6ttKm.

My thanks to newsletter reader Robert Landau for telling me about this story.

One Comment

I would have thought this would be considered property of the French national archives due to the historical value and not subject for sale.

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