Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon was born 15th of August 1769, he was christened Napoleone di Buonaparte. He was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars. He joined the French armies when his father died and he had to return Corsica. Returning to Corsica meant a return to service. The Revolutionary ended in 1792 when France was declared a republic, King Louis XVI would be executed the following year. France decided to create a new position called the First Consul, which allowed the person to appoint ministers, generals, civil servants, magistrates and members of the legislative assemblies. Napoleon with his great political skills would be appointed the first consul. In 1802 he was elected consul for life, and in 1804 he was proclaimed Emperor of France. At this time many began to notice how much power Napoleon was holding. As a result, he was sent into exile to the island of Elba in 1814.Napolean escaped from exile and the following year he leads troops into Belgium and defeated the Prussians. A few days after that, he was beaten at Waterloo forcing him to abdicate his powers.
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