Titles and styles of Napoleon

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Napoleon, a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution, was bestowed many titles and honours.

Titles and styles[edit]

Monarchical styles of
Napoleon I of France
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Reference styleHis Imperial Majesty
Spoken styleYour Imperial Majesty
Alternative styleSire
Monarchical styles of
Napoleon I of Italy
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Reference styleHis Majesty
Spoken styleYour Majesty
Alternative styleSire
  • 1769 – 1790: Nobile Napoleone Buonaparte
  • 1790 – 1799: Citizen Napoleon Bonaparte
  • 1779 – September 1785: Officer Cadet Napoleon Bonaparte
  • September 1785 – 1st April 1791: Second Lieutenant Napoleon Bonaparte, La Fere Artillery Regiment
  • April 1st 1791 – February 6 1792: First Lieutenant Napoleon Bonaparte, La Fere Artillery Regiment
  • February 6 1792 – July 1793: Captain Napoleon Bonaparte
  • October 18 1792 – December 22 1793: Major Napoleon Bonaparte
  • December 22 1793 – 12 December 1799: Brigadier General Napoleon Bonaparte
  • 12 December 1799 – 18 May 1804: Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul of the French Republic
  • 26 January 1802 – 17 March 1805: Napoleon Bonaparte, President of the Italian Republic
  • 18 May 1804 – 11 April 1814: His Imperial Majesty The Emperor of the French
    • 17 March 1805 – 11 April 1814: His Imperial and Royal Majesty The Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, Mediator of the Helvetic Confederation
  • 11 April 1814 – 20 March 1815: His Imperial Majesty The Sovereign of the Island of Elba
  • 20 March 1815 – 22 June 1815: His Imperial Majesty The Emperor of the French
  • 22 June 1815 - 5 May 1821: Brigadier General Napoleon Bonaparte (disputed – this is the style assigned Napoleon by his British captors. Napoleon maintained that former French rulers kept their rank, titles and styles, so the correct usage would have been "His Imperial Majesty the Emperor Napoleon").

Full titles[edit]

1804–1805[edit]

His Imperial Majesty Napoleon I, By the Grace of God and the Constitutions of the Republic, Emperor of the French, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation.

1805–1806[edit]

His Imperial and Royal Majesty Napoleon I, By the Grace of God and the Constitutions of the Republic, Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation.

1806–1809[edit]

His Imperial and Royal Majesty Napoleon I, By the Grace of God and the Constitutions of the Republic, Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation, Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, Co-Prince of Andorra.

1809–1814[edit]

His Imperial and Royal Majesty Napoleon I, By the Grace of God and of the Constitutions of the Empire, Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation, Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, Co-Prince of Andorra.

1815[edit]

His Imperial Majesty Napoleon I, By the Grace of God and the Constitutions of the Empire, Emperor of the French, Co-Prince of Andorra.

Honours[edit]

Arms[edit]