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Has anyone ever heard of Napoleon going into hiding on Corsica after his rise to power? My wife and I had a spirited discussion of that yesterday while driving. I claim no, she says yes.
I have not heard of him going back to Corsica, but indeed Elba. Although exiled, many say he was considered the “king” of the island ~30 miles east of Corsica.
I had never heard of Napoleon going into hiding. Wasn't he originally from Corsica?
Yes he was born in Corsica when it belonged to Italy. He learned French in his teens.My wifes claim is that he hid in Corsica for a few months after he abdicated in 1814.
No. He was far to public a person–and far too watched by the nations who defeated him–to have gone to Corisca without our knowing about it today.
I agree, his movements are known too well, especially after his abdication and the beginning of the 100 days. I was just trying to find out if anyone on here had ever heard the claim before.
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