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As we contemplate what, exactly, goes on in our stomachs, we might might recall that it was on this date in 1815 that Napoleon escaped from Elba.  Following his disastrous Russian Campaign, Napoleon French Empire was attacked by the Sixth Coalition (a collection of the Emperor’s enemies who found solidarity in their desire to be rid of him).  After a successful invasion of France in 1814, the Coalition exiled Napoleon to the Tuscan island.  But in less than a year, he escaped and made his way back to France and to power for the period now called “The Hundred Days”– which ended with his defeat at Waterloo, and was followed by another exile, this time to the island of St. Helena (2,000 km into the Atlantic from the nearest land mass).

Napoleon’s Villa Mulini, on Elba

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