Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Fact of the Day: Bonaparte Judaism

When Napoleon Bonaparte seized power in France, one of the groups that benefited the most were the Jewish population of France and other countries that Napoleon conquered. He lifted restrictions that kept them in ghettos and gave them equal rights on par with other French citizens. The Russian Orthodox Church (along with other Christian groups) were not very happy, and they even went far enough to formally condemn Napoleon as "Antichrist and the Enemy of God".

8 comments:

Kati said...

Seriously? I didn't know that!

-Kati

Christine said...

Interesting.

Pat Hatt said...

Figures. Religious nuts don't like change

Martha said...

I didn't know this...

Jen said...

This is really interesting, I had no idea!

Sandra Cox said...

Good for Napoleon!
Great factoid, Adam.

stephen Hayes said...

Yes, this was one of the benefits of Napoleon's rule. There weren't many.

Birgit said...

I did not know this wso at least he did one thing right