Napoleon Bonaparte's Biography Essay

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Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769, in his island homeland of Corsica. Napoleon was the second son of Carlo and Letizia. Corsica and France were at war. France had easily crushed the Corsican resistance, and taken over Corsica. So when Napoleon was born, he was considered a citizen of France. When Napoleon was nine years old and it was time for his schooling, he was sent to a school in Autun, France. At the school he was teased and tormented for being from Corsica, but he was determined, and he eventually learned enough French to attend the military academy Brienne. There he was treated with the same attitude for being a Corsican. Napoleon did very well in school and was recommended to a military school in Paris. In 1784, …show more content…
By December 1793 Napoleon was the hero of the Siege of Toulon, a General and favorite of Augustin Robespierre. Shortly after all this, the revolution had turned around, and Napoleon was arrested for treason. Fortunately, political corruption or 'flexibility' saved him. The rule of Vicomte Paul de Baras, soon to be one of France's three 'Directors', followed. Napoleon became a hero again in 1795, by defending the government from angry counter-revolutionary forces. Baras rewarded Napoleon by promoting him to high military office, a position which gave him much political power in France. Napoleon quickly grew into one of the country's most respected military leaders, mostly because of his tendency to never keep his opinions to himself. Napoleon married Josephine de Beauharnais. In 1796, France attacked Austria. Napoleon was given command of the Army of Italy, a young, starving, and unorganized army, and made them into a force which won victory after victory against Austrian opponents. Napoleon’s campaign is remembered as legendary, besides the battle of Arcole, which he won by luck. Napoleon returned to France in 1797 as the nation's biggest hero, a nation which was no longer in need of a Ruler. In May 1798, Napoleon left for a campaign in Egypt and Syria. Napoleon was prompted by his desire for victories, the French need to threaten Britain's empire in India, and the Directory's concerns that their famous general might seize power. The Egyptian
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