Napoleon Bonaparte/ Napoleon I, is considered one of the greatest military leaders in history. He

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Napoleon Bonaparte/ Napoleon I, is considered one of the greatest military leaders in history. He was the emperor of France and he also conquered much of Europe. From an early age Napoleon showed signs of being a great leader. Even as a child he was nicknamed “Little Corporal”, because of his undeniable courage and determination. In 1798 he sat forth on one of his major expeditions in Egypt. Napoleon and his soldiers defeated Egypt and they continued on their journey. Many expeditions later, Napoleon invaded Russia and thus began the downfall of Napoleon. This particular expedition lasted a very long time and two thirds of the army died from: hunger, fatigue, and dehydration. Sadly, in 1814 Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba.…show more content…
He and Josephine in the summer and fall took part in creating the palace of Monbello. Napoleon was given command of the Army of England after drawing up a plan to invade an island. After a brief visit to the English Channel he abandoned any hope of crossing that turbulent body of water with the available French fleet ("Napoleon, I." Encyclopedia of World Biography). But after returning to Paris, Napoleon decided to give up his power as commander and chief. Napoleon didn’t want to stay in Paris anymore; and the government didn’t want him in the capital without anyone to look out for him. So when an expedition to Egypt was proposed to Napoleon to take part in by Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, both the general and his government expressed their support. The expedition extended French’s influence into the Mediterranean and threaten British control in India, Napoleon sailed from Toulon on May 19, 1798, with an army of 35,000 men (“The French Revolution Napoleonic Era” Owen Connelly Pg. 203). On June 11-12 Malta was captured and on June 30 the task force reached Alexandria, Egypt. The city was taken, and Napoleon's army marched up the west branch of the Nile to Cairo. The first major battle took place during the formation of the Pyramids. With minimal losses the French drove the Mamluks back into the desert in the Battle of the Pyramids, and all of lower Egypt came under Napoleon's control (“The French Revolution Napoleonic Era” Owen Connelly pg. 203). Napoleon

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