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The Life And Life Of Napoleon Bonaparte

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Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769. He was born in Ajaccio, Corsica, France. His name was Napoleone Buona Parte when he was in Corsica. A year before he was born Corsica was acquired by the French from Italy, so Napoleon adopted the French spelling of his name. His parents were Carlo Buonaparte, who was a lawyer, and Letizia Ramolino Buonaparte. Napoleon was part of a family that had eleven children, but only eight had survived.

Napoleon started his education in a boy’s school in Ajaccio. He was then sent to the College of Autun in Burgundy, in France, with his brother Joseph, at the age of ten. He then transferred to the College of Brienne, which was another military school in France. While in this school he was made fun of because he spoke Spanish and he was not able to speak French well. He was also teased because of this small size, and they called him “Little Corporal.” He studied at the College of Brienne for five years and then went to the Military academy in Paris. His father died while he was in the Military academy from stomach cancer in the year 1785. He graduated early from the military academy, and returned home to Corsica as second lieutenant of artillery in 1786.

In 1789, the French Revolution began a Bonaparte was at his home in Corsica for a large part of it. He then joined the revolution and after his victory at the battle of Toulon, which he won against the British, he was then promoted to general at the age of twenty four. He was then imprisoned for ten days after being suspected of treason.
In 1796, Napoleon got married to Josephine de Beauharnais, who was a widow. Then the directory, which was a five person group that governed over France, asked him to lead an invasion in England. Napoleon d...

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... the Battle of Austerlitz. During the Battle of Austerlitz, Napoleon crushed the Austrians and the Russians.
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 gave his son the title of “King of Rome.” Napoleon also had many illegitimate children.
In 1810, the Russians decided to withdraw from the Continental System. Napoleon decided that
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