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The life of Napoleon Bonaparte

The life of Napoleon Bonaparte

late Emperor of the French, &c. &c. &c. : from his birth, until his departure to the island of St. Helena

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Published by W. Dobson in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Napoleon -- I, -- Emperor of the French, -- 1769-1821

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby a citizen of the United States
    SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 38077
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination312 p
    Number of Pages312
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16896593M

    In addition to his son with Marie Louise, Napoleon had several illegitimate children. He was the second of eight surviving children born to Carlo Buonapartea lawyer, and Letizia Romalino Buonaparte For any general, of any age, this was an extraordinary record. Shortly after landing at Aboukir Abu Qirhe won a brilliant victory over the Mamluks in the battle of the Pyramids July, Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo on June 18, and was once again forced into exile. However they were appointed, not elected, and strict obedience was enforced.

    The victory resulted in the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire and the creation of the Confederation of the Rhine. The Code Napoleon was still in effect in the Rhineland untilfor example, and it underlines modern European legal systems to this day. The software we use sometimes flags "false positives" -- that is, blocks that should not have occurred. Napoleon and Pasquale were split over many topics, so much so that Napoleon withdrew his support from the Nationalists, and moved his family to France, where they adopted the French version of their name; Bonaparte. Inthe British registered an important naval victory against France at the Battle of Trafalgarwhich led Napoleon to scrap his plans to invade England.

    The brilliant success of his Italian campaign was based on three factors: his supply system, which he made virtually independent of the financially exhausted Directory by allowing the troops to live off the land; his reliance on speed and massed surprise attacks by small but compact units against the Austrian forces; and his influence over the morale of his soldiers. The army, just 30, strong, disgruntled and underfed, was soon turned around by the young military commander. More or less apocryphal sayings and anecdotes illustrating Napoleon's character and manners are as innumerable as the books written about him. He had to return to France. His exile did not last long, as he watched France stumbled forward without him. The royal family and many aristocrats were killed.


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BergeronO. British sea power, however, had grown stronger than ever through Nelson's victory at Trafalgarand Napoleon resolved to defeat Britain by economic warfare. Eventually the Jacobins fell from power and Robespierre was executed.

Being an emperor and being a king were very different things. He joined his military unit in Nice in Juneand threw his political support behind the Jacobins, a progressive and popular party after the French Revolution.

He was exiled to Elba, which the allies gave him as a sovereign principality. He was beyond doubt one of the greatest military leaders in history and dominated his times so completely that European history between and is commonly described as the Napoleonic era. In MarchNapoleon escaped the island and quickly made his way back to Paris.

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When he arrived in Italy, he found the army to be poorly organized and losing to the Austrians. HorneL. The Coup of 18 Brumaire In Novemberin an event known as the coup of 18 Brumaire, Napoleon was part of a group that successfully overthrew the French Directory.

Napoleon's power and control continued to grow with his reforms. Ultimately, these acts led to the rise of Maximilien de Robespierre and what became, essentially, the dictatorship of the Committee of Public Safety.

This time he was placed on the island of St. However, he would have been average height during the time period that he lived.

Napoleon dispersed the mob with what he called "a whiff of grapeshot" —which killed about insurgents. Listen to a recorded reading of this page: Your browser does not support the audio element. But when Napoleon died on St Helena inmuch of Europe and the Americas could not help thinking of itself as a post-Napoleonic generation.

Activities Take a ten question quiz about this page. She became the first Empress of France, but he divorced her in and married Marie-Louise of Austria. Did Napoleon really usher in a new bourgeois order that his nephew would then clamber to power to defend 25 years later? His reforms proved popular: In he was elected consul for life, and two years later he was proclaimed emperor of France.

Several defeats destroyed the national budget of France, and a winter invasion of Russia inwhich began with overmen, left fewer than 10, in condition to fight. But his legacy is mixed. Original: Apr 27, Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military general who crowned himself the first emperor of France.

In October, Napoleon returned to France, where he was welcomed as a popular military leader. After waiting a month for a surrender that never came, Napoleon, faced with the onset of the Russian winter, was forced to order his starving, exhausted army out of Moscow.The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte (Volume I only) by Sir Walter Scott (indicated on the title page as "The Author of 'Waverley'") and a great selection of related books.

The best books on Napoleon Bonaparte, discussed by British historian Andrew Roberts, author of an internationally best-selling Napoleon biography Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts There were various points in your book where Napoleon is still trying to fund naval expansion and is putting men out in ships for warfare despite them never.

Nov 09,  · The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War—winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography and the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon.

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From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes Napoleon Bonaparte Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays. Napoleon Bonaparte was born Napoleon Buonaparte on August 15,in the Corsican city of Ajaccio.

He was the fourth of eleven children of Carlo Buonaparte and Letizia Romolino. His father, a member of a noble Italian family, remained on good terms with the French when they took over control of Corsica.