There he took a great interest in history, especially in the lives of great ancient generals worldwide. Napoleon was often badly treated at Brienne, because he was not as wealthy as the other kids, and very short. He also did not speak French well, because Italian was spoken on Corsica where he grew up. He studied very hard at Brienne so that he could do better then those who made fun of him. Napoleon attended the Ecole Military School in Paris in 1784 after receiving a scholarship.
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.
Napoleon was crowned Emperor of the French in 1804 - he was now a great Frenchmen and heroic General and destined to become the greatest leader France had ever had. Napoleon introduced 'The Continental System' which forbade all European nations trading with France's enemy Britain. In 1810 the Russians proclaimed they wouldn't abide by this system and France retaliated by invaded Russia but ended up retreating to Paris. Europe now believed that France could be beaten. 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.
When the directory, the government Barras was part of, came into power, they rewarded Napoleon by appointing him the commander of the army of the interior in 1796. He also married Josephine de Beauharrais in the same year. Later in 1796, Napoleon launched a campaign to push the Austrian and Sardinian armies out of Northern Italy. Napoleon qui... ... middle of paper ... ... fled to Paris, refusing to give up any territory, fearing that doing so would result in an overthrow. In 1814, the coalition invaded France.
He realizes he had to leave. September 1789: Napoleon has his third visit to Corsica. The French revolution swept through the country. February 12, 1791: Finally returns to Auxonne. September 1791: Napoleon becomes First Lieutenant for his excellence in leadership and artillery.
The first opportunity came in 1793, when Bonaparte was promoted to brigadier general for the decisive part he played in the siege of Toulon, which ousted the British from mainland France. After the coup de Thermidor in 1794, Napoleon fell out of favor and was imprisoned. After his release he ended up preserving the new government from the Parisian Mob with artillery fire, an event that has become known as the 'Whiff of Grapeshot.' A grateful government later appointed Napoleon to command of the Army of Italy. Before his departure, Napoleon married Josephine de Beauharnais on 9 March 1796.
He was not happy and wanted more power, so he went after the rest of Europe, but had settled with many treaties. Those treaties had put France at peace with all of Europe. Then in 1803, war broke out again in Europe, and Britain allied with the other countries of Europe to fight against France. "Napoleon brought those European countries to their knees and forced them to sign humiliating treaties, and now, Britain was the only country left not under Napoleon’s rule." One of Napoleon’s few bad campaigns was when he went into Russia, and instead of the Russians just letting the French capture them, they used guerrilla tactics and also the weather, to fight France.
He was then promoted to captain, then commander, then general, and by the age twenty six he commanded the whole French army. He was a French military leader and a political leader. W... ... middle of paper ... ...er many hours of fighting the Russians retreated, giving Napoleon victory and claim of Moscow. When Napoleon entered Moscow on September 14 he found it in flames. Rather than surrender Moscow to Napoleon, Alexander set fire to it.
Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon saved France from a near anarchic situation. He extended the French territory to bring glory to the French people, and the rights of the revolution to the in Europe. Napoleon Bonaparte was the greatest man in all of history. Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769 to Carlo and Letizia Bonaparte. No Bonaparte except for Napoleon became a professional soldier.
But by 1799, the dishonesty of the Directory along with the dwindling war effort against the Second Coalition left the government open for assaults. Napoleon was put in control of the military on November 9, 1799. The next day, he and his military took control by overtaking the government, which then decided to end the Directory. The Directory was swapped with three consuls, and Napoleon was elected First Consul. With the government in disorder, Napoleon launched a successful coup d’ et... ... middle of paper ... ... European leaders at the Congress of Vienna tried to reestablish order and reestablish peace.