The Napoleonic Wars 1792-1815
Digby wrote:Just think, If Napoleon had not been beaten in Russia, and at Trafalgar, French might be the dominant language of the world.
And we would all be naming our children Phillipe or Marc.
Yet Tolstoy did note in his fiction that salons were soon rejecting the language out of patriotism especially in 1812. Pierre began the book as an admirer of Napoleon, who had travelled was something therefore of a Francophile. He had other versions of his name, which are used by other characters, the Russian version & a nickname I think?
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