Guidance to Freedom or Just Another Tyrant? When most people think of Napoleon Bonaparte they think of either a tyrant emperor or a brilliant war strategist. Maybe both are right but in whatever conclusion any person comes to, they will know he was a small man who accomplished many great things. Napoleon conquered countries and developed a mass empire, which led to his celebrity like fame. He was a man that respected cultures and every religion and even cried when his men died on the battlefield.
A variety of opinions have been directed at Napoleon Bonaparte and his tactics throughout the years. At the peak of his reign, he was hailed as a hero and a great man in France while being portrayed as a petite vicious tyrant by the British press. Early in his military career, he earned himself the nickname of “Little Corporal” but eventually came to be called as emperor. Though relatively normal size for the time period, propaganda tagged him as a little man with an equally sized temper. Those who actually met the man also had varying attitudes.
He commanded one of the most powerful armies in his time and, for a while, other countries could hardly even compare. Napoleon had the ambition, skill, and intelligence to do great things for his country. Although he experienced some failures, Napoleon never gave up on the idea of being very powerful himself and building France to be powerful as well. Hands down, he was the most important person in the world in his time. Napoleon Bonaparte or Napoleon I was born in Ajaccio, on the Mediterranean island of Corsica in 1769 to a noble, but not wealthy family (Schom 5).
When Napoleon was nine, his father sent him to a French military government school. He attended Brienne in Paris. While there, the French students teased him. Because of this, Napoleon started having dreams of personal glory and triumph. In 1784 to 1785, Napoleon attended Ecole, Militaire in Paris.
However, in the states he created, Napoleon granted constitutions, introduced law codes, abolished feudalism, created efficient governments, and fostered education, science, literature, and arts. Napoleon still remains one of the outstanding figures of his time even though he was selfish in his power and had some occasional defeats. Today in the world in which we live many people look back at Napoleon as a legend. Although he has many lasting affects on the world and holds a very important part in history, today that kind of aggressive dictatorship would not be tolerated. When people look back at Napoleon's leadership they think of all the needless wars and lives that were lost due to his obsession with power.
Napoleon Bonaparte has been called a hero by some and a villain by many others. He was the First Consul of France, then the emperor of France, and finally an outlaw. Napoleon had a meteoric rise to power in the late 18th century, and lasted to the early 19th century. He was able to rise to power through his great military victories and he was able to keep his power by fending off enemies in wars and with some reforms. Napoleon started his life good, but different than many French rulers.
There have been many successful military leaders through out time but no leader has ever taken over the whole world. This task was nearly accomplished by the greatest military leader in history better known as Napoleon Bonaparte was. In his lifetime, he took over most of Europe before conquering Moscow. History Place the publishers of the internet site napoleon Emperor of France had this to say about the way napoleon acted, "Having that much power can sometimes makes a man lose control and do bizarre things but in his short lifetime he was so puzzling to his opponents it drove them mad." All of these things help explain why Napoleon was a very complex person.
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.
One of, if not the most powerful people in modern western history was Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon Bonaparte came from humble beginnings, and with hard work and dedication he steadily and quickly rose up the military and eventually political ranks. Napoleon Bonaparte became France’s young, charismatic, and smart leader. However, just as quickly as he rose, he fell. Napoleon Bonaparte’s fall from power was largely attributed to himself becoming less “a man of the people” and more similar to past monarchs.
Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769 in Ajaccio on the island of Corsica near Italy. This was only a few months after France had annexed the island. He had 7 brothers and sisters, and his father was a lawyer whose family stemmed from the Florentine nobility. In 1779 Napoleon went to school at Brienne in France. There he took a great interest in history, especially in the lives of great ancient generals worldwide.