Institution approved by the
Imperial House of France
Voice of the Hispanic World
Presence, Legacy & Tradition
I am so much identified
with our prodigies, our monuments, our institutions,
all the national acts, that one could not
separate me from them without committing an
injury to France: its glory lies upon acknowledging
me! And any subtlety, any detour, any lie
that one could employ in order to prove the
contrary, I shall not remain less all of that
to the eyes of this nation ».
15th of August 2004, day of the 235th anniversary of H.M.
EMPEROR and King NAPOLEON
an innovative institution consecrated to the study of
his life and work, the Mexico-France Napoleonic
Institute, MFNI, has at last seen the day
in Mexico, so putting an end to the sad and long absence
of such an organism in this country, a situation that
had unexplainably went on until then.
That so long waited event
was the result of an intention to study in depth and to spread
the knowledge and contributions of the Napoleonic age, as
well as to promote and to encourage their study through the
different academic and cultural means.
In these conditions, the INMF comes to complete and enrich
the efforts that other prestigious institutions have carried
out since so many years already, intending to be an operative
branch that may amplify and enlarge their range of action,
beyond the borders of their respective countries.
In the same time, in its condition
of official instance of representation in Mexico, promoted
by H.I.H Prince Charles Napoleon, approved and encouraged
by the Napoleon Foundation, the Napoleonic Souvenir,
the International Napoleonic Society, the Napoleonic
Alliance of the United States of America, and the Russian
Association of Military History, among others prestigious
institutions, it is important to stress that the INMF consecrates
at last the Napoleonic spritual and institutional presence
in all continental North America.