Bonaparte Crossing the Alps

Napoleon wearing his bicorne.

A bicorne, or bicorn, is a type of hat donned by military personnel in the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century.

Napoleon's useEdit

The hat, though not popularized by Napoleon I, is now widely identified with the famous French emperor. Almost all paintings of Napoleon at battle display him donning the hat; most characterizations of the historical figure today also associate Napoleon with his famous bicorne.[1]


  1. Richardson, Hubert N.B. A Dictionary of Napoleon and His times. London: Cassell and, 1920. Print.

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