Josephine Bonaparte (née Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie), widow of Alexandre, Vicomte de Beauharnais, 1st wife of Napoleon I. Pierre Jean David d'Angers (French, Angers 1788–1856 Paris) Date: 19th century Culture: French Medium: Bronze, cast
Diane de Poitiers- Vers 1536, elle devint la maîtresse du dauphin Henri, de dix-neuf ans son cadet. Elle fut à la cour la rivale de la duchesse d'Étampes, maîtresse de François Ier. En 1548, un an après son couronnement, Henri II la fit duchesse de Valentinois. Favorite du roi durant toute la durée de son règne, elle s'imposa aux dépens de la reine Catherine de Médicis et s'entoura d'une cour brillante. Elle poussa le roi à une dure répression des protestants.
Jeanne Louise Henriette Campan (née Genet (1752-1822) French educator, writer & lady-in-waiting. In the service of Marie Antoinette before & during the French Revolution. She was with Marie during the storming of the Tuileries on 10 August 1792, in which she was forcibly separated from the queen. She survived the dangers of the Reign of Terror
Paul Barras (1755-1829) was born into a noble family. When he was 21 he joined the military as a 'gentleman soldier' and served in India for 2 years. When the Revolution came, despite his noble birth, Barras sided with the Revolutionaries and voted for the King's beheading. He also played a role in the fall of Robespierre, and was rewarded in 1795 by being selected as one of the Directors, a position he used to enrich himself, building a massive fortune.