Hat belonging to Napoleon auctioned for $2.1million

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A hat belonging to Napoleon Bonaparte when he ruled the French empire in the 19th Century has been sold for $2.1m at auction in Paris.

Historians say the hat was part of Napoleon’s brand. Wearing it sideways made him recognisable in battle. He owned about 120 bicorne hats over the years.

However only 20 are thought to remain – many in private collections.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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