Napoleon Bonaparte

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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. Napoleon was exiled because his troops had been overpowered by Russians. Napoleon I conquered much of Europe, and continued being a leader after being exiled. Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769 in Ajaccio, France. He was the fourth child of 11. A child of Carlo Buonaparte and Letizia Romolino. His father was known for his Corsican nobility. After the annexation of Corsica by France in 1769, Carlo received the same rights and privileges as the French nobility. In January 1779 a young Napoleon left elementary school and was sent with his older brother Joseph to the College of Autun in Burgundy. In May of the same year he was transferred to the more “fashionable” College of Brienne this was also a military school, even though Napoleon left his brother stayed at Autun. Due to Napoleon's small stature he was given the nickname of the "Little Corporal". At Brienne, Napoleon received a amazing military and academic education, in October 1784 he was granted an appointment to the École Milit... ... middle of paper ... ...f his undoubtable courage and determination. In 1798 he sat forth on one of his major expeditions in Egypt. Napoleon and his soldiers defeat Egypt and they continue their journey onward. Many expeditions later Napoleon invades Russia and begins the downfall of Napoleon. This particular expedition lasted a very long time and two thirds of the army died from fatigue, hunger, and dehydration. Lastly, in 1814 Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba. Napoleon was exiled because his troops had been overpowered by Russians. Most of Europe was conquered by Napoleon I and continued being a leader after being exiled. Work Cited “Napoleon, I." Encyclopedia of World Biography “The French Revolution Napoleonic Era” By Connelly, Owen pg’s. 203-204 “The Age of Napoleon” By Henderson, Harry pg.78-80 “The War of the Two Emperors” By Cate, Curtis (1985).

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