Hippolyte Charles  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Hippolyte Charles (1773-1837) was best known for being Josephine Bonaparte's lover soon after her marriage to Napoleon Bonaparte.

In popular culture

In the novel Les Paysans, the author, Honoré de Balzac bases his character the General Comte de Montcornet on Hippolyte Charles. The same character also appears in the book La Muse du département by the same author where Montcornet serves in the Peninsular war.




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