This October 13, 1809, Joseph Fouché watched from the window of his office on the Quai Voltaire flowing the Seine.
The all-powerful Minister of Police is in a gloomy mood.
Of course, Napoleon has just won at Wagram, but there is talk of a marriage with an Austrian archduchess, a niece of Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI.
However, Fouché voted for the death of the king.
He senses his disgrace.
At the beginning of the year Talleyrand had already suffered a violent algarade on the part of the Emperor and, excluded from any function, retired to Valençay.
Is it now Fouché's turn?
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A bailiff knocks on the door: an urgent letter came by mail, then telegraph, from Vienna, from Schulmeister, the famous spy in charge of Napoleon's security in Austria.
“I am warning you immediately.
The Emperor was assassinated on October 12 by an unknown person during the military parade in front of the castle.
Make all arrangements in Paris. ”
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