Monday, November 26, 2012

Napoleon in Livorno

Napoleon-related plaque on a house in via Garibaldi, LivornoPlaque on a building in “Via Garibaldi”, which was then “Borgo Reale”:

In questa casa già proprietà Perier poi Fabbri
il 27 giugno 1796 avvenne lo storico incontro
di Napoleone Bonaparte Generale
con Francesco Spannocchi Piccolomini
governatore di Livorno

Dicembre 1971
150° anno della morte di Napoleone
(In this house owned by Perier, then Fabbri
On June 27th, 1796 took place the historical encounter
between the General Napoleone Bonaparte
and Francesco Spannocchi Piccolomini
governor of Livorno

December 1971
150th anniversary of Napoleon's death)

Napoleon-related plaque on a house in via Garibaldi, LivornoIt wasn't a friendly meeting: the General was quite rude with Spannocchi Piccolomini, accusing him of being a friend of Great Britain (which was probably true) and quickly divesting the Governor of any power.
Napoleone meets Governor Spannocchi-Piccolomini, Livorno
The encounter of Napoleon with Governor Spannocchi Piccolomini in a print of the time.

11 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

Yes. Europe continues to struggle with one-another.

Please have a good new week ahead.

Michelle said...

Interesting history for certain.

Taken For Granted said...

This event is not surprising given what we know of Nepoleon's personality, arrogant might describe him. The house is great looking, largely unchanged from that historic meeting.

Jack said...

Good for the local man, for standing up to Napoleon.

Luis Gomez said...

What an interesting post VP. Thank you.

Randy said...

That is awesome.

cieldequimper said...

I have a few problems with Napoléon...

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

What a great piece of history!
Duncan In Kuantan

Dina said...

How good to have written reminders of historical events all around the city.

JM said...

Napoleon was everywhere, wasn´t he?

tapirgal said...

Excellent research! How interesting to see the print and the real building.