Jacques Lebaudy, Emperor of the Sahara

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Approximate extent of the initial territory claimed by Jacques I, on the Atlantic coast of Africa between Cape Juby (southern Morocco) and Cape Bojador (Western Sahara). The planned capital, Troja, is marked with an arrow.

"The Emperor of the Sahara's Stampage, Throne, Coinage and Flag." Engraving from the article "A Modern Napoleon: Jacques Lebaudy" in The Western Mail (Perth, Australia) 27 February 1904. (Image: public domain)

Reigned as

HM Jacques I,  Emperor of the Sahara (Additional titles: Najin-al-Den, Commander of the Faithful, King of Tarfaia, Duke of Arleuf and Prince of Chal-Huin)

Reign

1903-04

House

Lebaudy

Coronation

None; Planned for 01 January 1904, but never happened

Polity

Empire of the Sahara (1903-04)

Objects in our Collection

Newspaper, 1904 

Le Sahara was the official journal of the planned Empire of the Sahara. It was published by would-be Emperor Jacques I, born Jacques Lebaudy. Only one issue of the periodical (01 January 1904) — purportedly based in Troja, an ephemeral tent settlement — was printed. 

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