What Titles Did Napoleon Create?
I stumbled over this list on wikipedia, explaining some of the titles that Napoleon created. There should be more though, in total he created around 2200 new titles:
As Napoleon I Bonaparte, the founder of the dynasty and only ruler (be it twice, interrupted by his Elba period, still with the protocollary rank of Emperor) of France as premier Empire, owed his success, both his personal rise and the growth of his empire, above all to his military excellence, it is hardly surprising that he bestowed most gratified honours on his generals, mainly the impressive number that got raised to the supreme army rank of maréchal (marshal).
The revival of the original victory title, created for a specific victory, was an ideal form, and all incumbents were victorious marshals (or posthumously, in chief of the widow).
The highest of these titles were four nominal principalities, in most cases awarded as a 'promotion' to holders of ducal victory titles:
Shouldn't Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte (later king Karl XIV Johan of Sweden) be on the list of Marchals of France that were created princes? Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte was created Prince of Pontecorvo in 1806 but lost the title when he became crown prince of Sweden in 1810.
Napoleon later made prince Napoleon Lucien Charles Murat, son of Joachim Murat, the second Prince of Pontecorvo in 1812, a title he held until May 1815.
On May 28, 1804, the day that the Senate proclaimed the First Consul, Napoleon Bonaparte to be "Emperor of the French Republic", a state banquet was held at St. Cloud.
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