May 26 1805 – Napoleon Bonaparte is Crowned King of Italy

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May 26 1805 – Napoleon Bonaparte is Crowned King of ItalyRate this post On May 26, 1805, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned the King of Italy, thus turning the Republic of Italy into the Kingdom of Italy. Napoleon took on the titles he would henceforth use – ‘Emperor of France’ and ‘King of Italy’. In 1795, Napoleon was called upon by Paul Barras, a leader of the Thermidorian Reaction to take charge of the forces defending the National Convention in the Tuileries Palace against a royalist rebellion in Paris. Young Bonaparte had risen through his girth and had made a name for himself as the general at Toulon. Napoleon made the […]