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Marshall Michel Ney

Marshall Michel Ney

One of the 18 Marshalls of the Empire created by Napoleon, Marshall Ney worked for the Bourbon king when Napoleon was exiled to Elba. As soon as Napoleon came back from Elba, Ney abandoned the Bourbon king and brought 6,000 soldiers to Napoleon. He is one of Napoleon’s most important military supporters, and has a long history of military experience since the Revolutionary wars.

Armand de Caulincourt

Napoleon’s aide de campe, general, ambassador, and statesman. He was a very honest man to Napoleon, and he spoke numerous languages fluently, including Russian. Before the Hundred Days, Caulincourt was the ambassador to St. Petersburg.

Pons de L’Herault

Napoleon’s personal representative. A strong believers in social progress, L’Herault had strong administrative skills and sense of dialogue. In Elba, he renovated the Rio Marina mining establishment.

It is recommended that this position be given to someone who speaks adequate French as many of his sources are not translated to English.

Benjamin Constant

A former opponent of Napoleon. Napoleon asked him to help him revise the Imperial Constitution. A famous author and political writer, he influenced many movements including the Trienio movement in Spain and the Belgian Revolution.

Louis- Nicolas Davout

Napoleon entrusted him with the hardest jobs during his empire. He was a marshall of the empire. A stern disciplinarian, he would enforce that his soldiers never plunder villages if not necessary. He was appointed as a Minister of War upon Napoleon’s return.

Lazare-Nicolas- Margeurite Carnot

Napoleon appointed him as Minister of Interior during the Hundred Days. He was known as the Organizer of Victory during the French revolutionary wars. French politician, engineer, freemason and mathematician. In 1795, Carnot had appointed Napoleon as the general chief in the army of Italy. In 1809, Napoleon hired Carnot to write a treatise on how French weapons could be improved, and Carnot did so.

Martin-Michel-Charles Gaudin

Minister of Finance during the Hundred Days. He organized direct contributions, reintroduced direct taxes, etc. He founded the Banque de France and Cour des Compes. He created the first cadasters for France, or records to show who owned land to know who to tax. Napoleon called him to be in the a part of his Ministry during the Hundred Days, but it was never fulfilled. For the purposes of this committee, Gaudin will have been able to fulfill it.

Joseph Fouche

Police minister during the Hundred Days. He was a French statesman known for being merciless in the way he combatted the Lyon insurrection of 1793. In Napoleon’s declaration of the Conseil d’Etat, he is said to have written in the phrase “the sovereignty resides in the people—it is the source of power".

Denis Decres

Minister of Navy and Colonies. During the First Empire, he was appointed as the maritime prefect of Lorient. Was also granted the “Arms of Honor” which Napoleon created at that time. He commanded a light squadron during the Egypt campaign and took part in the Battle of the Nile.

Nicholas Francois, Count Mollien

Minister of Treasury. In 1799, Gaudin entrusted him to work under him as the director of the caisse d’amortissement, or depreciation fund. Napoleon learned of his abilities, and frequently spoke to him on financial matters, making him a Councillor of the State in 1804.

Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès

Minister of Justice. While Napoleon was fully immersed in carrying out military action, Cambacérès essentially acted as second in command, becoming the central person to handle France’s domestic affairs. During the First Empire, Napoleon ordered him to monitor Freemason activity in France. He drew up a New Civil Law Code during that time, which would later be renamed the Napoleonic Codes. In 1799, he was appointed Second Consul under Napoleon.

Antoine-Henri Jomini

A Swiss-born strategist who worked as a general for both the French and Russian service. One of Napoleon’s favorite strategists. He worked for the French during the invasion of Prussia but alternatively, worked for the Russians during the French invasion of Russia. He did his best to remain as impartial as he could.

Emmanuel de Grouchy

Marshall and Peer of France. Despite having aristocratic beginnings, he was a believer of the Revolution. Under Napoleon he had been made commander of the III Calvary Corps in 1812.

Marie Walewska

Walewska is a Polish noblewoman and previous mistress of Napoleon. She was a bold character who influenced major political decisions in the Duchy of Warsaw.

Pierre-Simon Laplace

When Napoleon attended the Ecole Militaire in 1784, Laplace was his examiner. He was primarily known for his scholarly influence as an astronomer and mathematician. However, he did publish political pieces, and was placed in the Senate in the first empire.

Louis-Joseph Faure

One of the four authors of the Napoleonic Code. Faure was a judge in Paris and deputy prosecutor of the Seine.

Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès

A Roman Catholic abbé, political writer and clergyman. He was an influential political theorist in the French revolution, going as far as to have been the instigator of the 18 Brumarie coup d’etat that helped Napoleon come to power.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord

A bishop, diplomat and politician. He was Napoleon’s chief diplomat. He served in the highest levels of government since Louis XVI’s reign. At one point he represented the Catholic Church to the French crown.

Extra positions in the case that one hits the guillotine

Aristarchus (extra #1)

A spy for King George III.

Marie-Antoine Carême (extra #2)

Napoleon’s chef