Emperor double: who actually lived out his life in St. Helena

• Double Emperor: who actually lived out his life on the island of Saint Helena

Even after two centuries after the end of World War II in 1812 rumors about the fate of Napoleon Bonaparte did not cease. It is known that during his reign the emperor was looking all over the country people like him. Supporters hoaxes tend to believe that on the island of St. Helena lived out his life was not Napoleon, but his double.

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Napoleon Bonaparte after his abdication in the palace of Fontainebleau. Delaroche (1845). Fragment.

It is believed that 4 people were found during the reign of Napoleon, like him. Each of them fate was in his own way, one fell from his horse and injured, and the second was not in his mind, and the third, when acting as "replacement" of the emperor, was killed, and the fate of the fourth proved to be more entertaining.

François-Eugène Robo was a corporal. After the war, he went home to the village Baleykur. Quiet life lasted so long until in 1818 the threshold of the house Robo not approached the carriage. Expensive furniture immediately caught my eye residents. A few days later, François-Eugène and his sister disappeared. Later Robo sister was found in the city of Nantes. She lived in prosperity, and on the question of where her money, replied, they say, gave brother.

Emperor double: who actually lived out his life in St. Helena

Napoleon on St Helena. Benjamin Robert Haydon. These developments have allowed historians and researchers to construct a theory of Napoleon's escape from St. Helena. Direct evidence confirming this theory no, but indirectly - more than enough. After the above events Napoleon in exile was suddenly forget the obvious facts of his biography. He confused the dates, names, his handwriting was different, the man himself is very recovered, became awkward. Officially, all blamed on the unfavorable conditions on the island and depressed psychological state of the disgraced emperor. In addition, in the period 1817-1818 gg. Island of St. Helena, one after another left the approximate Emperor.

Emperor double: who actually lived out his life in St. Helena

Napoleon Bonaparte.

At the same time in the Italian city of Verona, there was a gentleman Revard. This Frenchman opened a shop with his partner Petrucci. Revard absolutely not interested in trading, and when another undertaking has brought a loss, the man just waved. By the way, many have noted similarities trader with Napoleon's portraits, for which he was given the nickname "Emperor". Such statements man responded simply smile.

Emperor double: who actually lived out his life in St. Helena

Napoleon Bonaparte in the laurel crown.

A few years later Revard suddenly disappeared. This occurred after in the shop door knocked bellhop. Man, like the emperor, hastily zasobiralsya, reporting companion that he needed to leave urgently. Before leaving Revard handed Petrucci envelope. If he does not come back in three months, the partner is required to take the letter to its destination: the king of France. 30 years after that incident, Petrucci, and witnesses said that the man, known as Revard, was Napoleon Bonaparte. This testimony was carefully recorded.

Emperor double: who actually lived out his life in St. Helena

A death mask of Napoleon (1821).

With this hasty disappearance of the incident can be attributed to the Schönbrunn Castle September 4, 1823. There died of scarlet fever son of Napoleon. Hour on duty shot of a man who tried to climb over the fence. After the body was inspected by the authorities, the castle was immediately cordoned off. In turn, the former Empress Marie-Louise ordered to bury the unknown shot on the grounds of the castle. This fact is often used by historians to prove Napoleon substitution theory.

Emperor double: who actually lived out his life in St. Helena

Napoleon on St Helena.

The church register of the village can be found Baleykur record regarding apparent double Napoleon: "François-Eugène Robo was born in 1771. He died at St. Helena. " date of death is erased, and the place is clearly unambiguously suggests to some thoughts.