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Josephine was a French empress and the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. She was born in 1763 in Martinique, a French colony in the Caribbean. She was the daughter of a wealthy plantation owner, and she was educated in France.
Josephine was a beautiful and intelligent woman, and she quickly became a favorite of Napoleon's. He proposed to her in 1796, and they were married in March of the same year. Josephine was a devoted wife and mother, and she was a great support to Napoleon during his rise to power.
Josephine was also a great patron of the arts. She was a passionate collector of art and antiques, and she was a great supporter of the French fashion industry. She was also a great supporter of the French Revolution, and she was a great advocate for the rights of women.
Josephine was a very popular figure in France, and she was beloved by the people. However, her marriage to Napoleon was not a happy one. Napoleon was unfaithful to her, and in 1810 he divorced her in order to marry a woman who could give him an heir.
Josephine died in 1814, and she was buried in the Invalides in Paris. She is remembered as a great patron of the arts and a great advocate for the rights of women. She is also remembered as a devoted wife and mother, and as a great support to Napoleon during his rise to power.