Engineer and geographer, Berthier took part in the American War of Independence. Suspected of being a royalist, he was removed from office until he took part in a campaign against "the whites" of the West. Bonaparte will attach himself to his person, who will be his friend and confidant. He is an exceptional warrior, he is at the Lodi bridge, his horse is killed under him at Wagram. But he decides to display the white cockade to his troops, he dies falling from a window (attack or suicide?).
Daughter of Henry II and Catherine de Medici, Marguerite de Valois married at the age of 19 the Protestant Henri III of Navarre (other negotiations had been started with Philip II of Spain and Henri de Guise). This marriage which was to seal a reconciliation between Catholics and Protestants ends a