Fondation Napoléon Prize-giving ceremony (2020 and 2021 winners)

Fondation Napoléon Prize-giving ceremony (2020 and 2021 winners)
The 2021 History Prize and Grant winners, with Victor-André Masséna, Prince d'Essling, President of the Fondation Napoléon, Laurent Theis, general secretary of the Prize and Grants Jury © Fondation Napoléon / Rebecca Young

On Wednesday 8 December 2021, at the Mobilier National [French National Furniture Repository], Paris, the 2021 Study-Grant– and History-Prize-winners received their awards in the presence of the President of the Fondation Napoléon, Victor-André Masséna, Prince d’Essling, the Director of the Fondation Napoléon, Thierry Lentz, the Secretary General of the Prizes-and-grants jury, Laurent Theis, and the Director of the Mobilier National, Hervé Lemoine.

On this occasion, the 2020 History Prize winners and Grant winners were also given their prizes (last year’s ceremony having been cancelled due to covid). > See our photo album of the prize-giving ceremony (2020 and 2021)

The 2021 Grand Prix was awarded to Michel Kerautret, for his book Eugène de Beauharnais, fils et vice-roi de Napoléon [Eugène de Beauharnais, Napoleon’s son and Viceroy], (Editions Tallandier).
The 2021 Jury Prize went to Flavien Bertran de Balanda, for his study of Louis de Bonald. Philosophe et homme politique (1754-1840) [Louis de Bonald. Philosopher and politician (1754-1840)], (CNRS Editions). Read a description of these books in English

David GralikThe Officer Corps of the army of the Duchy of Warsaw.
Marin MenzinGeneral Duroc (1772-1813), Grand Marshal of the Palace, diplomat and confidant of Napoleon I.
Quitterie MurailThe victorious Grande Armée: the cult of victory, the culture of reward (1805-1815).
2021 > 19th-CENTURY GRANTS
The MINOU AMIR-ASLANI Study Grant 2021: Arnaud Caleiras-Scuiller,  The “Appel au Peuple” [Appeal to the People]. How to establish political legitimacy using the “blessed unction” of popular approval in 19th century France
Justine GainJean-Baptiste Plantar (1790-1879), a powerhouse of 19th-century ornamental eclecticism
Auriane Gotrand, Painting, Stained Glass, Art Criticism – The journey of a Christian artist, Claudius Lavergne (1815-1887)
Justine LecuyerTapissiers-décorateurs [upholsterer-decorators] from 1848 to 1914: Traditions and mutations within a profession at the heart of the French furniture industry.


Les lauréats des Prix et Bourses d'Histoire 2020, avec Victor-André Masséna prince d'Essling, président de la Fondation Napoléon, Laurent Theis, secrétaire général du Jury Prix et Bourses © Fondation Napoléon / Rebecca Young
The winners of the 2020 History Prizes and Study Grants, with Victor-André Masséna, Prince d’Essling, President of the Fondation Napoléon, Laurent Theis, General Secretary of the Prizes and Study grants Jury © Fondation Napoléon / Rebecca Young

8 December 2021