Napoleon was born in Ajaccio, Corsica, on 15 August 1769, the second of Carlo and Letizia Bonaparte's eight children. In 1778, Napoleon began his education at Autun and later attended school in Brienne, excelling in mathematics and science. Following a year's study at the Ecole Militaire in Paris, he was commissioned in the artillery in 1785. The year 1789 saw the outbreak of the French revolution, which created an atmosphere of opportunity that would not have existed under the Bourbons, and Napoleon was to make the most of it. 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.
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.
When Napoleon was just 10 years old, his father helped to get him a mathematical scholarship to a military school at Brienne. In the school, Napoleon was hated and considered a foreigner. With no friends, Napoleon concentrated on academics, but still only graduated 42nd in us class of 58. he then continued his education at the Military academy of Paris. After one year there, he became second Lieutenant of artillery, at the age of 17. As a Lieutenant, Napoleon did a lot of reading, mainly in the subjects of history, geography, economic affairs, and philosophy.
When civil war started in 1793 in Corsica, the Bonaparte ... ... middle of paper ... ...rendered to enemy forces without a fight. Napoleon faced massive betrayal and impossible military odds, so he gave up his title of Emperor of France, and he was exiled to the Island of Elba. Napoleon, bored and aware of the continuing discontent in France, made an amazing return to power in 1815. He Traveled to France in secret, and attracted vast support and reclaimed his throne. He also reorganized the army and government.
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.
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.
He was assigned, as captain, to an army besieging Toulon, a naval base that was aided by a British fleet, while in revolt against the republic. It was here that Napoleone Buonaperte officially changed his name to Napoleon Bonaparte, feeling that it looked "more French". It was here too that Napoleon replaced a wounded artillery general, and seized ground where his guns could drive the British fleet from the harbor, and Toulon fell. As a result of his accomplishments, Bonapatre was promoted to brigadier general at the age of 24. In 1795, he saved the revolutionary government by dispersing an insurgent mob in Paris.
Because of his performance at that victorious operation, at the early age of twenty-four, Napoleon was promoted to brigadier general and was in charge of the army of Italy in December 22, 1793. However, in July 1794 Napoleon’s career experienced a setback when the radical revolutionary regime of Robespierre, with whom Napoleon had become associated with, fell. Robespierre is then killed in 1794 during the Thermidorian Reaction. This lead to Napoleon’s imprisonment for about a week and was released because of his perso... ... middle of paper ... ... to crumble. And on April 6, 1814 he was forced from his throne.
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.
He went back and forth between Paris and Ajaccio, working for the Republic. Napoleon rose quickly through the ranks and bec... ... middle of paper ... ...ut all the while still had his eyes on France. On June 18, 1815 Napoleon with his new army once again attacked the English, led by the Duke of Wellington, at Waterloo. This battle was short lived and Napoleon was quickly defeated, and he was once again abdicated. But this time they sent him to live on the Island of St. Helena, where he died in may 1821.