documents folder of the Polish general and marshal of France Józef Poniatowski - Empire - Cardboard, Leather

Description
documents folder of the Polish general and marshal of France Józef Poniatowski - Empire - Cardboard, Leather
France - Early 19th century

Personal documents-map of the Polish general and Marshal of France Józef Poniatowski (Vienna, 7 May 1763 - Leipzig, 19 October 1813).

In 1807, Napoleon named Poniatowski "The Playboy of Warsaw", as minister of war in the Duchy of Warsaw, where he set up an army. As commander in chief, he led the Polish forces in the Fifth Coalition War (1809) against Austria.

In the Russian campaign of 1812, he led the Fifth Army Corps, fought in the battles of Smolensk and Borodino, and travelled into Moscow on 15 September 1812 with Napoleon. After the disastrous retreat, he formed a new army. He was brave in the battle of the Nations of Leipzig (1813), which gave him the title Marshal of France. He drowned when his horse threw him off when crossing the Elster.

Lot details
Object
documents folder of the Polish general and marshal of France Józef Poniatowski
Material
Cardboard, Leather
Style
Empire
Estimated Period
Early 19th century
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
0.2×33×49 cm
Weight
0.2 kg
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