Text by Dr Alain Goldcher and Michel Dancoisne-Martineau
To commemorate the bicentenary of Napoleon’s death, and also of his burial on Saint Helena, we have undertaken a review of the causes of his death.
It also seemed appropriate, on the occasion of this bicentenary, to devote some time to his burial site. Napoleon had chosen the site himself, in case his body did have to remain on the island, and had pointed it out to General Bertrand. He was to lie there for eight thousand nights before he was eventually repatriated and buried, as he had wished, “on the banks of the Seine”.