Essay About Napoleon Bonaparte

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About Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte is one of the most written-about figures in history, yet "it is impossible to say what Napoleon might have done. People even have different opinions about what he actually did do"[1]. Napoleon was a powerful and influential leader from his moments in the French civil war to his years as a political leader. His accomplishments are many, and his position as one of the great leaders of the ancient world is questionable because of his controversial military campaigns. He brought glory to France but he also brought shame. His courage, zeal, ego, and charisma make him a unique leader that all others are compared to. Because of those characteristics his
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Soon after King Louis XVI was guillotined in 1793, war was declared on Britain and Holland. The inexperienced Napoleon was very successful in first Battle against Britain and was later promoted to brigadier-general and posted in Italy.

France was searching for a new general to crush the rebels during the civil war and they found Napoleon. His army was outnumbered 5 to 25 thousand as the rebels tried to take control of Saint Roch Church in Paris. Because of his success in the Vendemiaire crisis he was once again promoted to major general. After his latest victory he met a young lady, which "led to a brief courtship during which Napoleon fell madly in love."[4] On March 9th, 1796 he and Josephine de Beauharnais were married. His feelings for Josephine show how he was an enthusiastic man in life as in battle.

Napoleon's physical appearance was never very appealing. He was thin, pale, had long dark hair and was well below average in height. However, when he arrived in

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