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Napoleon wearing his bicorne.

A bicorne, or bicorn, is a type of hat donned by military personnel in the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century.

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The hat, though not popularized by Napoleon I, is now widely identified with the famous French emperor. Almost all paintings of Napoleon at battle display him donning the hat; most characterizations of the historical figure today also associate Napoleon with his famous bicorne.[1]


  1. Richardson, Hubert N.B. A Dictionary of Napoleon and His times. London: Cassell and, 1920. Print.

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