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Posted: 12/14/2013 10:08:15 AM EST
"The news of Washington's death had a profound effect in Europe. In France, Napoleon Bonaparte as First Consul, asked Louis de Fontanes to give a eulogy and ordered a ten-day requiem[7]. In Britain, the Royal Navy was ordered to lower flags at half-mast on its entire fleet"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_funerals_in_the_United_States#Funerals_of_Founding_Fathers

"The Whole range of history does not present to our view a character upon which we can dwell with such entire and unmixed admiration. The long life of George Washington is not stained by a single blot... His fame, bounded by no country, will be confined to no age."

http://books.google.com/books?id=LNMxes1N-iwC&pg=PA215&lpg=PA215&dq=Napoleon+and+George+Washington+remembrance&source=bl&ots=fMO6FM7twi&sig=KpJPGSQ1xHar5gbg0N_suppA8Ao&hl=en&ei=eDtVTsnPPMq_tgeG_oSQAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9&ved=0CFIQ6AEwCDgK#v=onepage&q&f=false

Incredible.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:10:22 AM EST
The man was just great worldwide... He was also a beloved rum drinker...
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