Essay Napoleon Bonaparte

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Napoleon was born on August 15th, 1769 in Ajaccio (Capital of Corsica) which is an island 70 miles west of Italy. His parents were Carlo Bonaparte and Letizia Ramolino. They got married when Carlo was 18 and Letizia was 14, this was in 1764. Letizia was the one who was always putting food on the table, Carlo was way to lazy. His father was interested in politics.
Napoleon got sent to military school (Brienne Military Academy) in 1778. He hated it; his peers were constantly making fun of him. They mostly made fun of him for being a Corsican; this would make him love his homeland more. Because of the young men constantly making fun of him he would get very angry and his anger would bottle up to the point of explosion, this is how
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During that year he learned all he needed to know about cannons. The more he learned about them, the more he liked them. He called them “Engines of Death” which protected the brave soldiers. He studied many books about war, geology, and other subjects. His favorite book was the Social Contract written in 1762 by Jean Jacques Rousseau. Because of this book he hoped for a constitution limiting the kings power and guaranteeing people rights. Which is ironic because Napoleon would later be a dictator and the book is based on aristocracies and democracies.
At the end of the eighteenth century the French revolution had spread chaos across France. Lazy King Louis XVI did little to help France. It is said that his favorite pastimes were hunting, where he killed 1,274 deer and 189,251 smaller animal, this would take a lot of time doing. His other favorite pastime was rolling pellets of dirt from between his toes and flicking them at anyone who came in his range. He spent France’s money on his personal luxuries. His wife and daughter were the same way. They were always buying expensive jewelry and expensive dresses. Nobles were also treated very well. That is the reason why 21 million peasants decided to revolt.
On July 14th, 1789, Paris crowds stormed the Bastille. This started a chain reaction that would lead to the wars of the French revolution. In…

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