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Napoleon's Biography

Napoleon Bonaparte (French: Napoléon Bonaparte [napoleɔ̃ bɔnɑpaʁt]) (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815. His legal reform, the Napoleonic Code, has been a major influence on many civil law jurisdictions worldwide, but he is best remembered for his role in the wars led against France by a series of coalitions, the so-called Napoleonic Wars. He established hegemony over most of continental Europe and sought to spread the ideals of the French Revolution, while consolidating an imperial monarchy which restored aspects of the deposed Ancien Régime. Due to his success in these wars, often against numerically superior enemies, he is generally regarded as one of the greatest military commanders of all time and his campaigns are studied at military academies throughout much of the world.

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An handwritten note by Archambault, French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's horseman, is seen sown on Napoleon's shirt at auction house Osenat in Paris
An handwritten note by Archambault, French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's horseman, is seen sown on Napoleon's shirt at auction house Osenat in Paris
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  • A dream car, reborn: Cadillac Biarritz restored in Abbotsford

      News Source: Vancouver Sun | 8 hours ago
    Their shop, 360 Fabrication, usually has about 70 projects on the go at any one time...Last year, they did a party bus for Red Bull, fusing a 1960 GMC city bus with a '74 Silver Eagle tour bus to create a silver-and-black beast that sits atop a
  • Aesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks

      News Source: Arizona Republic | 4 days ago
    And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?...Part of a global phenomenon, the craze has grown in Paris recently and now two American women who call Paris
  • Get ready for the 'blood moon'

      News Source: CNN | 13 days ago
    Blood moon' will be a sight to behold during total lunar eclipse This total lunar eclipse was seen in Manila on December 10, 2011. (CNN) -- Prophecy loves signs from the heavens, and they will deliver Tuesday with a moonlight spectacle. What will

Napoleon Blogs

  • Napoleon's grasp exceeded his reach | Troy Media

      Blog Source: www.troymedia.com | 12 days ago
    Small in stature and of relatively modest origins, Napoleon cut quite a dash on the European stage of his day. But like many an ostensibly “great man,” his reach eventually exceeded his grasp. And this month marks the 200th anniversary of his ...
  • Napoleon's defeat in one picture - Whale Oil Beef Hooked | ...

      Blog Source: www.whaleoil.co.nz | 12 days ago
    Napoleon's defeat in one picture. by Pete on April 7, 2014 at 8:30pm. Tagged: infographic • Napoleon Bonaparte • Numberphile • Russia • video • viral video. Related posts. Huge hovercraft visits a busy beach · OK, no more parking posts.
  • Wilson Revolution Unplugged: Napoleon Exiled

      Blog Source: wilsonrevunplugged.blogspot.com | 12 days ago
    Napoleon Exiled · 'The journey of a modern hero, to the island of Elba' · Two centuries ago today, Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled to Elba. Posted by J.K. Baltzersen at 8:25 PM. Labels: France, short note ...

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