The document up for grabs isn’t even the original will, it’s a copy. But it was hand written by one of Napoleon's advisers and it gives a deep insight into one of history’s most recognized figures.
The auction will be held at Paris' Drouot Auction house and it’s thought the paper will sell for around $160,000.
One of the things that make this will so in-demand is the personal nature of what’s written.
Historians say "Napoleon always writes in a factual way but here we see emotion, saying that he wants his ashes to be scattered on the banks of the Seine among the beloved French. He knew he was dying."
He didn’t get that wish, the king said no.
It’s also found that Napoleon went to his grave nearly penniless with "nothing more than a few jewels, sculptures, porcelain crockery and the odd painting," the AP reported.
And despite his outward grumpiness the former ruler showed that he cared for his son in a note he left telling him "never to forget that he was born a French prince.