March 11, 1810

On This Date in! in 1810 the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria. The wedding took place at the parish church of the Hofburg in Vienna. Since the Emperor couldn’t make the wedding, the Archduke Charles of Austria stood in his place for the ceremony. History does not say if he also performed the wedding night duties.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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