History's HEROES? Dated 15 August 1769 - 5 May 1821

Napoleon Bonaparte

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Napoleon lost the battle of Waterloo


  • He became the first emperor of France
  • He established the constitution
  • He created a great empire


  • Brave / Courageous
  • A good and strong leader
  • Ambitious

External link

napoleon.org / Wikipedia / LeFigaro


"The coldness is the greatest quality of a man destined to command. " - Napoleon Bonaparte

" The best way to keep his word is never to give . "

Napoleon Bonaparte is a soldier, more precisely a general . Then he came to power and became the first emperor of the French

Bonaparte was born in Ajaccio in 1769 and was baptized in 1771 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption of Ajaccio. He entered the Royal Military School of Brienne-le-Château , he then joined the company of gentlemen cadets in Paris. It is then integrated with an artillery regiment . Napoleon was in the army when the French Revolution broke out. He participated in some clan struggles and then obtained some time later the command of the artillery. On March 9, 1816 Bonaparte married Josephine de Beauharnais, the wedding allows him to become the general of the little army of Italy. It then performs two campaigns, one in Italy and one in Egypt who are both of success. Upon his return to France, Napoleon make a state strokes, came to power and become the First Consul and Emperor of the French. He set up under the Constitution of democratic appearances, but organizes an autocratic power. After he came to power Napoleon Bonaparte entered the war with Spain and Austria, these two wars are successful and Bonaparte finds himself at the head of a very large empires. He then started a final campaign against Germany and Russia, Napoleon suffered many losses and the Grand Army is no more. The kings decide to take up arms against France, it was the decisive defeat for Napoleon. He is stripped of his rank, he returned to power, but the Allies did not want to leave the Return to power and take on new weapons against France. The French army was then defeated at Waterloo in 1915, Napoleon Bonaparte decided to exile in St. Elena where he died May 5, 1821.

Life in Napoleon Bonaparte's world

At that time France underwent numerous reforms following the French Revolution and it goes under different regime. Life is hard because of the revolution and wars taking place in 1789-1815 .

Was Napoleon Bonaparte a Hero?

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