Napoleon’s horse Le Vizir stuffed in Paris

Napoleon's horse Le Vizir
Napoleon’s horse Le Vizir

Napoleon's horse Le Vizir

Of Napolean’s many horses, perhaps the most famous was Le Vizir, a gift from the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire in 1808 during Napolean’s second exile on the island of Saint Helena. The horse died in 1829, eight years after Napolean.  Here he is stuffed at the Musee d’Armee de l’Hotel des Invalides in Paris. He looks a little scrawny, but it really is Le Vizir. Notice the rump branding.

Musee d'Armee de l'Hotel des Invalides in Paris

Full taxidermy horse at the Musee d'Armee de l'Hotel des Invalides in Paris

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