Coronation of Napoleon I

Coronation of Napoleon I

During Napoleon I's coronation in 1804, the new emperor crowned himself, instead of having the Pope Pius VII put the crown on his head, to symbolize that he was becoming emperor based on his own merit and not the will of God.

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