Napoleon Bonaparte

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Napoleon Bonaparte was a ruthless killer who hungered for power alone. He sacrificed much in order to contribute a great deal to the world by winning battles and discovering things such as the Rosetta Stone in Egypt. His thirst for control and power cost him everything he worked so hard for consequently leading to exile.
The notorious Napoleon Bonaparte was born August 15, 1769, the second of eight children, on the little island of Corsica. The industrial revolution in Britain had already begun. In the mean time Napoleon matured quickly and reached the height of five feet five and was pale and thin. He did not care very much for anything in his younger days, everything from eating meals to socializing he did alone. The only time he talked
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Napoleon and Josephine ended up married within that same year. On their marriage certificate he put that he was two years older than he actually was and she put that she was four years younger.
Two days after his wedding he left for Italy. His revised plan for the invasion of Italy had been approved by the directory and Bonaparte was appointed. Since he was the reason that the revolution ended he assumed his new commanding authority and it marked a historical turning point.
Italy was under the control of Napoleon by this time, the peninsula was overrun by the French. His troops attacked Papal States and Napoleon forced Pope Pius VI to surrender his lands. When he refused, the pope was arrested and taken to Valence. Pope Pius VI died August 29, 1799. In May 1798, General Napoleon Bonaparte sailed from Italy with an army of about 40,000 men along with a smaller army of scientists, engineers, artists and linguists. His plan was to conquer Egypt so he could undermine British trade with India after he stopped by Malta first. There he established Malta as a satellite and looted gold and silver from the nation.
On July 21, 1798 the Battle of the Pyramids was a major success. His army of 25,000 was victorious against the Mamluks with an army of 75,000. Napoleon reached Cairo on July 24th. He declared himself the protector of Islam which humbled the pope and destroyed the

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