Napoleon Bonaparte And The French Revolution

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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), also known as Napoleon I, was a French military leader and emperor who was determined and had strong ambition the helped him conquer most of Europe in just 30 years. He rapidly rose to power through promotions during the French revolution (1789-1799). After gaining power in France he crowned himself the emperor in 1804. He was an ambitious and skillful militant how staged war against various coalitions of European nations and expanded the French empire however his success did not last long he was later on weakened by other nations and he was defeated at the battle of waterloo, he rose again and was exiled to the remote island of saint Helena, where he died at 51 of stomach cancer MAJOR POINTS His birth and childhood, His rise to power, His down fall Encyclopedia. http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Napoleon_I.aspx NAPOLEON’S CHILDHOOD AND GROWTH Napoleon was born on 15 August 1769, to Carlo Buonaparte and Maria Letizia in Ajaccio, the capital of the island of Corsica. He was their fourth child and third son. This was a year after the island was conquered by France with the help Republic of Genoa. He was christened Napoleon Buonaparte and named after an uncle. His mother who raised, taught him firm discipline. He had an elder brother Joseph, and younger siblings: Lucien, Elisa, Louis, Pauline, Caroline, and Jerome. Napoleon was as a Catholic. Napoleon 's noble, moderately affluent’ background helped him get good opportunities
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