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  Napoleon Bonaparte | Emperor of the French
Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769 in Ajaccio on the Mediterranean island of Corsica, the son of Carlo and Letizia Bonaparte.
Napoleon was one of the greatest military commanders in history.
Napoleon Bonaparte's Farewell to the Old Guard—On April 20, 1814 the Emperor of France and would-be ruler of Europe said goodbye to the Old Guard after his failed invasion of Russia and defeat by the Allies.
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  Napoleon Bonaparte Speech - Farewell to the Old Guard
Napoleon built a 500,000 strong Grand Army which used modern tactics and improvisation in battle to sweep across Europe and acquire an Empire for France.
Thus Napoleon was forced to begin a long retreat, and saw his army decimated to a mere 20,000 men by the severe Russian winter and chaos in the ranks.
Napoleon then lost the support of most of his generals and was forced to abdicate on April 6, 1814.
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  Napoleon I. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Napoleon built up his army, apparently preparing to invade England, but the invasion fleet he assembled (1803–5) was repeatedly struck by storms, and a major part of the French fleet was engaged in the disastrous expedition of Charles Leclerc to Haiti.
In 1808 Napoleon made Joseph king of Spain after obtaining the abdication of Charles IV and his son Ferdinand VII; in Naples, Joseph was replaced with Marshal Joachim Murat, who was married to Napoleon’s sister Caroline.
Napoleon secured an annulment of his marriage with Josephine, who was unable to bear him a child, and was married in Mar., 1810, to Marie Louise, the daughter of the Austrian emperor Francis I (formerly Holy Roman Emperor Francis II).
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  Napoleon I of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bonaparte then used this incident to justify the re-creation of a hereditary monarchy in France, with himself as Emperor, on the theory that a Bourbon restoration would be impossible once the Bonapartist succession was entrenched in the constitution.
Napoleon was determined not to lose hold of Germany and there was a lull in fighting over the winter of 1812–13 whilst both the Russians and the French recovered from their massive losses of around half a million soldiers each.
Furthermore, the Napoleonic Wars also exported the Revolution to the rest of Europe, and it is believed that the movements of national unification and the rise of the nation state, notably in Italy and Germany, were rooted in and precipitated—if not caused—by the Napoleonic rule of those areas.
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 Napoleon I - MSN Encarta
Napoleon was born on August 15, 1769, in Ajaccio, Corsica, and was given the name Napoleone (in French his name became Napoleon Bonaparte).
Napoleon graduated in 1785, at the age of 16, and joined the artillery as a second lieutenant.
Napoleon destroyed the Prussian army at Jena and Auerstädt (1806) and the Russian army at Friedland.
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 Napoleon Bonaparte : Napoleon : Bonaparte : Biography : Career : Life Story : Emperor of France : Soldier
One of the most brilliant individuals in history, Napoleon Bonaparte was a masterful soldier, an unequalled grand tactician and a superb administrator.
Not a Frenchman by birth, Napoleon Bonaparte was born at Ajaccio on Corsica - only just sold to France by the Italian state of Genoa - on 15 August 1769 and learnt French at the school of Autun and later the military academy at Brienne.
With no position for him after his release, Bonaparte thought about joining the Turkish army and even joining a naval expedition to Australia, but became involved with a member of the Directory, Paul Barras, who used the young man's zeal to put down a royalist mob in 1795 with the now legendary "whiff of grapeshot".
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 Bonaparte General | Napoleon Bonaparte War | Bonaparte In Egypt | Napoleon Bonaparte History | Napoleon Bonaparte Life
Bonaparte's admiring biographer, Thiers, describes the French invasion of Egypt as `the rashest attempt that history records: rasher even than Moscow'.
Bonaparte had been preparing for it for a long time.
Bonaparte's friend Volney had travelled widely through the Sultan's dominions, and had provided him with very full information on this score.
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 Royalty.nu - Royal History of France - Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French
Napoleon was the master of the broken play, so confident of his ability to improvise, cover his own mistakes, and capitalize on those of the enemies that he repeatedly plunged his armies into uncertain, seemingly desperate situations, only to emerge victorious.
The Linguist and the Emperor: Napoleon and Champollion's Quest to Decipher the Rosetta Stone by Daniel Meyerson.
Napoleon and Josephine: The Sword and the Hummingbird by Gerald and Loretta Hausman.
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 Napoleon Bonaparte Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Napoleon Bonaparte was born August 15,1769, in Ajaccio, Corsica.
In 1792, Napoleon Bonaparte was prompted to rank of captain.
Napoleon Bonaparte died at age 51, on May 6, 1821 from stomach cancer.
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 Napoleon Bonaparte biography
Napoleon approved of the Revolution in principal but he deplored the violence of the common people.
Napoleon’s first defeat, however, came on August 1 when his entire naval fleet was destroyed by the British navy.
Napoleon Bonaparte was meant to be one of the three equal members of this consul but it didn’t take long for him to assert himself as de facto dictator of France.
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 BBC - History - Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)
Napoleon Bonaparte was born on 15 August 1769 in Corsica into a gentry family.
Napoleon returned to Paris where the government was in crisis.
Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812 resulted in a disastrous retreat.
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Napoleon was wholly ignorant of nautical matters, his orders to his admirals were often contradictory or useless, and the fleet of rafts he had prepared would have sunk in the Channel, or taken at least three days to transport his army, even if the crossing were unopposed.
Napoleon was imprisoned and then exiled by the British to the island of Saint Helena (2,800 km off the Bight of Guinea in the South Atlantic Ocean) from 15 October 1815.
Napoleon was in many ways the direct inspiration for later autocrats: he never flinched when facing the prospect of war and destruction for thousands, friend or foe, and turned his search of undisputed rule into a continuous cycle of conflict throughout Europe, ignoring treaties and conventions alike.
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 Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon again proved to be at the right place at the right time on October 5, 1795, when he fired the famous "whiff of grapeshot," a single artillery volley in Paris that suppressed a Royalist uprising.
Napoleon surrendered and accepted exile to the remote British Island of St. Helena, in the South Atlantic, where he died a year later, on May 5, 1821, at age fifty-one, of stomach cancer, or according to some accounts, from gradual arsenic poisoning.
Napoleon, often described as so driven and ambitious as to be deranged, was truly dedicated to the advancement of France and, of course, himself.
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 Bonaparte -> Napoleon's Siblings on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Napoleon's sister Elisa, 1777-1820, married Felix Pasquale Bacciochi, an insignificant captain of infantry.
Napoleon's youngest brother, Jérôme, 1784-1860, served in the navy and was sent to the West Indies.
Napoleon refused to recognize the marriage and had little difficulty in changing the mind of the flighty Jérôme, for whom he made (1807) a new match with Catherine of Württemberg.
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Napoleon's rise to power was, indeed, impressive, and was predicated on both his military capabilities and his strength of will.
Napoleon, however, became a national hero when he crushed the Austrian and Sardinian armies in Italy and brought the war with the alliance to a close in October of 1797 by negotiating the Treaty of Campo.
When Napoleon defeated the Austrians at the battle of Austerlitz, they were forced to cede all of Italy north of Rome to him—he then crowned himself king of Italy.
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 Napoleon Bonaparte - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Napoleon was born as very young in 1756 on the island of Corsica.
Napoleon's ascent was helped by the fact that most of the people who outranked him found themselves beheaded during the Reign of Terror.
Napoleon was recently in the media, because his wife gave birth to her 3rd child.
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 Napoleon - Provence Beyond
Napoleon Bonaparte was received his military education at Brienne and entered the army in 1785.
Napoleon became Premier Consul, and imposed an authoritarian constitution on the country.
In 1814 Napoleon abdcated and was exiled to Elba.
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 Napoleon Bonaparte Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Napoleon Bonaparte was born of lower noble status in Ajaccio, Corsica on August 15, 1769.
Almost all of Europe was under Napoleon's control, and the invasion of Russia was an attempt to force Czar Alexander I to submit once again to the terms of a treaty Napoleon had imposed upon him four years earlier.
The Duke of Wellington opposed Napoleon at Waterloo.
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 Napoleon I Of France - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
You won't come away from this energetic biography thinking much of the French emperor either as a man or as a general.
Historian Alan Schom depicts Napoleon (1769-1821) as a cold-hearted manipulator: Schom's blistering accounts of the 1798-99 Egyptian campaign and the disastrous 1812 retreat from...
Alan Schom doesn't think very highly of Napoleon, but he nevertheless has written an engrossing account of the little Corsican's escape from Elba, return to power, and defeat at Waterloo.
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Napoleon then violently apostrophized Caprara, in the presence of the whole court, threatening to dismember the Pontifical States, if Pius VII did not at once, "without ambiguity or reservation", declare himself his ally (1 July, 1806).
Napoleon refused to treat with Cardinal Litta, and demanded that Pius VII should be represented by a Frenchman, Cardinal de Bayanne.
Napoleon defeated the Allies at Saint Dizier and at Brienne (27 29 January, 1814), the princes offered peace on condition that Napoleon should restore the boundaries of France to what they were in 1792.
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 Napoleon Bonaparte   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15 in Ajaccio, Corsica, the second oldest of 8 siblings.
Napoleon still did not have a child with his wife, Josephine.
When Napoleon was defeated at the battle of Waterloo, he took the failure upon himself and gave himself to the British.
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 Amazon.com: Napoleon Bonaparte: A Life: Books: Alan Schom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Historian Alan Schom depicts Napoleon (1769-1821) as a cold-hearted manipulator: Schom's blistering accounts of the 1798-99 Egyptian campaign and the disastrous 1812 retreat from Russia show the French army decimated due to its leader's failure to inform himself about the lands he was invading or to properly plan for provisioning his troops.
The author contends that Napoleon was a paranoiac psychopath, and he uses numerous examples of kidnappings, murders, lies, and wars brought on by the Corsican to illustrate his case.
Bonaparte was far too complicated a man and ruler to be simplistically portrayed as either all bad or all good.
www.amazon.com /Napoleon-Bonaparte-Life-Alan-Schom/dp/0060929588   (1858 words)

 AllRefer.com - Bonaparte : Napoleon's Siblings : Joseph Bonaparte (French History, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When Napoleon became emperor, Joseph bitterly protested being left out of the line of succession.
In 1806 Napoleon made him king of Naples, which Joseph administered very inefficiently, and in 1808 he was made king of Spain instead.
Napoleon I was born a year after Joseph, in 1769.
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