She is the wife of the count Colonna Walewski, large noble Polish, when its compatriots incite it to allure Napoleon. January 1st 1807, it is disguised as a country-woman to meet the emperor and to beg it to work for the independence of Poland. It ends up falling in love and becomes its mistress. Napoleon creates the Grand-Duché of Warsaw, which will disappear shortly after the defeat from the countryside of Russia in 1812.
The spring idylle of the couple (from April at June) in the distance castle of Fickenstein is, with its way, one moment single and entirely unexpected in the life of Napoleon - one period which saw it deploying what a historian of this period of his life called a “miraculous energy”. The emperor consequently will organize his life in order to devote time to his love, thing which he had not made since Joséphine.
Marie will give a hybrid son to the emperor: Alexandre, count Walewski. Both visited him to the isle of Elba of 1st at September 3rd, 1814 in company of Emilie and Téodor, sister and brother of Marie. Forced to marry in 1816 Philippe Antoine d' Ornano, cousin of Napoleon and general of empire, she dies in layers one year later.
FictionAt least a film of which it is the main character Marie Walewska (film)
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