Jean Lannes was one of Napoleons best friends and generals. He was born in April 1769 in southern France into a rather poor family and never received a good education but was still voted commanding officer because of his physical strengh and general.
Napoleon Bonaparte in his year painted at Verona by Francesco Cossia, oil on panel. From Sir John Soane's Museum, London. Soane was fascinated by Napoleon and collected related memorabilia. He hung this portrait in his Breakfast Room.