Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mlle Georges

Mademoiselle GeorgesA stunning-looking actress, Mademoiselle Georges (or Marguerite-Josephine Weimer) was Napoleon Bonaparte's mistress for a short period.
She was famous in Paris theatres and made her debut in 1802. A year later the extremely popular actress began an affair with the French leader.
One of the gifts Bonaparte gave to his young mistress was an arrow-cluster shaped brooch, made of rose-colored diamonds. The actress's name was scrolled on to it in precious stones.
The good lady also claimed to have had the Duke of Wellington as her lover.

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