Sunday, December 31, 2017

Fact of the Day: Malet Coup of 1812

In 1812, a French soldier named Claude Francois de Malet tried to make a coup to remove Napoleon Bonaparte from power in France as he was campaigning in Russia at the time. The coup failed and Malet along with his conspirators were executed. 

6 comments:

Mary Kirkland said...

Didn't know that.

Pat Hatt said...

So if you're going to pull off a coup, make sure it works.

Christine said...

No match for Napoleon.

Martha said...

Well that certainly didn't go well for him!

stephen Hayes said...

I need to Google this fellow. Happy New Year.

JACKIESUE said...

always interested in Napoleon, so read that somewhere.