He also reorganized the army and government. However, Napoleon was defeated the great battle of Waterloo. Napoleon had to give up his title a second time on June 25th 1815, where British forces forced him into further exile. Living on St. Helena, a small rocky island well away from Europe, Napoleon's health and character withered away. Napoleon died on May 5th 1821, age 51.
The commander in chief wrote: “I have no words to describe the merit of Bonaparte. Much science, as much intelligence, and too much bravery.” In August of 1794 Napoleon was arrested because he had been a supporter of Robespierre, a radica... ... middle of paper ... ...aty of Pressburg Napoleon made himself king of Italy, his brother Joseph, king of Naples, and another brother Louis king of Holland. In October of 1806 Napoleon went to war again. He defeated the Prussians in the battle of Jena, and captured Berlin. The Prussian king fled to Russia and Napoleon advanced through Poland.
Rather than await another invasion, Napoleon surprised Allied forces in Belgium. After initial success, Napoleon fought the Duke of Wellington leading an Anglo/Allied army at Waterloo, and was decisively defeated on 18 June 1815. Napoleon was exiled to the island of St. Helena situated in the South Atlantic Ocean, where he resided until his death on 5 May 1821. His remains were removed from St. Helena in 1840 and his body now rests at les Invalides in Paris.
England, Austria, and Prussia then formed an alliance with Russia against Napoleon, who rebuilt his armies and won several minor victories over the Allies, but was soundly defeated in a three-day battle at Leipzig. On March 30, 1814, Paris was captured by the Allies. Napoleon then lost the support of most of his generals and was forced to abdicate on Apr...
In 1806, Napoleon created the Continental System, which was against Britain and blocked ports used for British trade. After this Napoleon went back and established an aristocracy, which was outlawed by the French revolution. Napoleon started giving out lands to rule to his family members. In 1809, after not having children with his wife Josephine, he annulled their marriage and married Marie Louise, who was the daughter of the emperor of Austria, in 1810. She then bore him a son named Napoleon François Joseph Charles Bonaparte, who eventually became known as Napoleon ll.
Napoleon Bonaparte was born on the island of Corsica in 1769. He was the third son and fourth child of Carlo Buonaparte and Letizia Ramolino. In Napoleons twenties, he adopted the name Napoléon Bonaparte. Later on in life Napoleon attended a military academy, he gained the officer rank quickly since so many officers fled France during this time. In 1793 Napoleon got to command French troops and they chased out the British from Toulon.
In 1797, Austria surrendered to France when Napoleon was just 80 miles from the capitol. When the fight was taken to Egypt, he again won the battle of the pyramids, but lost his fleet of ships in his next fight over the battle of the Nile. He returned home to France to see that the French government was really messed up. "In 1799 he abolished the Directorate and set up a consulate." He was not happy and wanted more power, so he went after the rest of Europe, but had settled with many treaties.
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.
The allied force of the Prussia, Austria and Russia attacked France and Napoleon was forced to abdicate and was exiled to the island of Elba with 1000 men. Less than a year later Napoleon returned to the almost instant embracement of his people and his troops. The allies marched once more on France. Britain backed up by Prussia met and defeated Napoleon at Waterloo. Napoleon had fought his last battle.
The French government had gone through five different governments since the beginning of the revolution, and after the failure of the French Directory, the French desperately need a leader. In late 1799 Napoleon organized a coup d’état, and became first consul, then in 1802 he named himself consul for life. Napoleon wasn’t done yet; in 1804 he named himself emperor, which eventually led to him having most of Europe under his control. Napoleon set out to build an empire. From 1805 to 1808 Napoleon fought in battles that left only Great Britain out of his control.