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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
Historical Figures > Historical Figures with "B" Names - Napoleonic Era in World History - France
 
 
Napoleon in Egypt, 1798

Napoleon in Egypt, 1798.

Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769 on the French island of Corsica, located in the Mediterranean Sea southeast of mainland France.

Napoleon and the Sphinx.
 
 
Battle of Wagram, 1809 Battle of Wagram, 1809.

Napoleon excelled at his military education.
 
 
"The Coronation of Empress Joséphine" Coronation of Empress Josephine by Napoleon I.

Napoleon gained a reputation as a successful military commander under the French revolutionary government. An ambitious man, Napoleon seized power in France through a coup d'état in 1799. This coup d'état officially marks the end of the ten-year period (1789-1799) known as the French Revolution, and begins the Napoleonic Era (1799-1815).
 
 
Map of Europe in 1812. Map of Europe in 1812. Napoleon Bonaparte changed the map of Europe forever. He tumbled monarchies, and brought the spirit of the French Revolution---an end to the Old Regime--to those areas he conquered. Europe would never be the same--nor would many of the European colonies in the Americas.
 
 
Waterloo Battle Map Waterloo Battle Map.

The monarchies in places like Spain never fully regained power, despite the ultimate defeat of Napoleon.

The Portuguese monarchy actually relocated to Brazil in order to protect itself.
 
 
Triumphal Arch (Carrousel), Paris, France.  The Arc de Triomphe is the largest triumphal arch in the world. Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France.

The European peasants and bourgeoisie conquered by Napoleon may not have enjoyed being conquered, but they did like the more liberal laws that he enacted. Once given their rights, these people were loathe to relinquish them.
 
 
Napoleon is considered to have been one of the greatest generals of all time. His legacy is immense.
 
 
 
 
  Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries by Jacques-Louis David   Coronation of Napoleon I and Empress Josephine   Emperor Napoleon I by Andrea Appiani   Josephine de Beauharnais, wife of Napoleon.     
  Napoleon in His Study by Jacques-Louis David, 1812   Coronation of Napoleon I and Empress Josephine   Emperor Napoleon I by Andrea Appiani   Josephine de Beauharnais   Napoleon Bonaparte on His Imperial Throne  
 
 
  Map of Europe in 1815     Duke of Wellington     Horatio, Lord Nelson by Abbott  
  Map of Europe in 1815   Coup d'Etat   Duke of Wellington   Napoleon Bonaparte on the Bridge at Arcole   Horatio Lord Nelson  
 
 
  Napoleon Bonaparte Coloring Sheet for Kids   Renowned Leaders of Europe   Battle of Trafalgar, 1805   Napoleon Crossing the Alps   Napoleon at Austerlitz  
  Napoleon Bonaparte Coloring Sheet for Kids   Renowned 19th-Century Leaders of Europe   Battle of Trafalgar, 1805   Napoleon Bonaparte Crossing the Alps   Napoleon at Austerlitz  
 
 
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