A portrait of Josephine Beauharnais Andrea Appiani

A portrait of Josephine Beauharnais Andrea Appiani

The rose They were the greatest passion (than men…) of Giuseppina Beauharnais, first wife Napoleon Bonaparte.

In this regard, I wrote an article for notizie.it, which I will then propose again.

 

 

Giuseppina Beauharnais

Giuseppina Beauharnais

Did you know that the beautiful Giuseppina Beauharnais, first and never forgotten wife Napoleon Bonaparte, He harbored a passion for rose (you see also https://www.pilloledistoria.it/8312/storia-moderna/gli-strani-animali-da-compagnia-di-alcuni-personaggi-storici)?

Exactly: Empress of the French (from 1804 al 1810), transformed the 1726 hectares of Malmaison Castle, in the most famous garden in Europe.

The collection of roses of Joséphine, consisting of hundreds of species of wild and cultivated, He did not fear comparisons.

The soldiers who fought under the orders of the warlike husband, They had even ordered to collect and send roses to his royal consort wherever they were.

To maintain the beautiful rose garden, The Beauharnais obviously not spare any expense, and surrounded himself with the most experienced of the time botanists.

In addition to this, the woman took the artist Pierre -Joseph -Redouté that, for his paintings, It allows us to still experience the magic atmosphere of those ancient and spectacular gardens (Article adapted from: notizie.it) (Photo gives: ladyreading.forumfree.it e wikipedia.org).