Barnaba Chiaramonti

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Noun1.Barnaba Chiaramonti - Italian pope from 1800 to 1823 who was humiliated by Napoleon and taken prisoner in 1809Barnaba Chiaramonti - Italian pope from 1800 to 1823 who was humiliated by Napoleon and taken prisoner in 1809; he concluded a concordat with Napoleon and crowned him emperor of France; he returned to Rome in 1814 (1740-1823)
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1804: Napoleon was crowned Emperor in Paris by Pope Pius VII.
The coronation for the self-proclaimed emperor was held later that year in Notre Dame, Paris, and Napoleon loosened his purse strings for the lavish ceremony, even paying for Pope Pius VII to travel to France for the occasion.
1804: Napoleon crowned himself Emperor in Paris - taking the crown from Pope Pius VII, who had expected to perform the actual coronation.
In 1796 the Papal States were invaded by French forces, which declared them the Roman Republic, but papal rule was restored in 1800 and Pope Pius VII returned.