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Did Josephine have black teeth? What were Josephine’s last words?

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Josephine Bonaparte was Empress of the French as the wife of Emperor of the French as the first wife of Emperor Napoleon I.

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She was the eldest daughter of Joseph Gaspard Tascher, knight, Seigneur de (Lord of) la Pagerie, lieutenant of Troupes de Marine, and his wife, the former Rose-Claire des Vergers de Sannois (1736–1807), whose maternal grandfather, Anthony Brown, may have been Irish.

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Did Josephine have black teeth?

Source states that “her blackened and rotting teeth were a direct result of the sugar-saturated cuisine consumed during her childhood” in Martinique. The 1814 painting and perhaps the one by Gérard suggest a fuller face than the rest, which indicate more of a V-shape.

What were Josephine’s last words?

By this time her health was failing. She died on 29 May 1814, her last words purportedly ‘Bonaparte … Elba … the King of Rome’.

 





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