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Josephine De Beauharnais
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    (June 23, 1763-May 29, 1814)
    Birth name is Marie-Josèphe Rose Tascher de la Pagerie
    First wife of Napoléon Bonaparte (1796-1810)
    Empress of France (1804-1810)
    Grandmother of Emperor Napoléon III
    Buried at the St. Pierre and St. Paul church in Rueil
    She ate a lot of sugar as a kid, leaving her teeth black and rotted.
    She had flings with many French politicians before meeting Napoléon.
    Even after her marriage, she had several affairs.
    For revenge, Napoléon took on several mistresses of his own.
    She practiced strange sex techniques with Napoléon that sometimes awoke the whole household.
    Her divorce to Napoléon was the first under the Napoleonic Code.
    She was very popular among the people.
    Her first husband was guillotined during the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution (1794).
    She was also arrested, but was saved from execution thanks to the death of Robespierre.
    Napoléon reluctantly divorced her when she couldn't bear him an heir.
    Despite their rocky relationship, Napoléon always remained in love with her.
    Napoléon's dying word was reportedly 'Joséphine.'

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