Julius Caesar And Napoleon Bonaparte

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History holds many great and inspiring leaders, some being remembered by many as kings of their time. Two of these incredible individuals are Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte, both legends and incredible rulers of their time. These men represented what a leader should be, and exactly what made leaders so powerful. Although these two men lived in completely different time periods there are similarities and differences that connect the two. Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica. He came from a respected family, the family strayed away from being involved with the military. Napoleon joined the military, and developed a skill as a leader. He continued to rise through the ranks, eventually gaining…show more content…
He held a grudge for being exiled and strove to once again become powerful, even more so than before. Even though he returned to France a few years after to better constitutionalize France, he failed and returned to exile. Napoleon was a magnificent leader, even though he became over zealous and power hungry, "Napoleon was a driven man, never secure, never satisfied. “Power is my mistress,” he said." He demonstrated the charisma and intelligence necessary to lead a nation. He was a well respected leader that set the stage for many others to come, and that is revered by many.” Julius Caesar was the roman emperor from 49-44 BCE and was regarded as a great and powerful leader. His family was very well respected and helped him attain the tools necessary to lead. He was a supporter of the Populares, who were a political group that worked towards a better life for the middle and lower class. He had an amazing amount of energy, physical and mental, and held good health for most of his life. He inspired the public to follow him; thus, they named him emperor of Rome. This led him to challenge authority in Rome and create the First Triumvirate, or dominated by three powers. Caesar was a ruthless man, who did whatever he had to do in order to maintain power. Caesar often did things that were seen as vile and even illegal, yet he did them to maintain authority and lead, "So blatant, however, were the
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