Louis XV buys Corsica ... and a future emperor

In May 1768, Louis XV accepts an exchange: Corsica against the debt of two million pounds that the city of Genoa owes to France! The Corsicans, dissatisfied, rise up and the seven thousand five hundred French sent there, are beaten. A year later, twenty two thousand French people landed on the island to take possession of it. Only a hundred Corsicans escape, including a couple who will have these words "my son will be the avenger of Corsica"! This woman is pregnant and will give birth three months later to a boy named Napoleon….

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