Napoleon Bonaparte

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Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon's FamilyJoseph Bonaparte: Older brother of Napoleon, and like him, a professional soldier. He was named King of Naples and later King of Spain by Napoleon after those countries were conquered.Joséphine de Beauharnais: First wife of Napoleon, and Empress of France. When she and Napoleon failed to have children, she agreed to a divorce. She was previously married to Alexandre, vicomte de Beauharnais, with whom she had a daughter, Hortense, whose son Charles Louis Napoleon became Napoleon III during the Second Empire. Marie Louise, archduchess of Austria, second wife of Napoleon and mother of his son, Napoleon Francois Joseph Charles Bonaparte. Napoleon II, King of Rome. Napoleon’s son and heir, who was referred to from birth as the King of Rome. Napoleon abdicated in his son’s favor in 1815, and the boy was recognized as Napoleon II for a few weeks before the Allies restored the Bourbon monarchy to the throne. He lived the rest of his life in Austria, where he died at the age of 21.Caroline Bonaparte: Napoleon’s younger sister, who married Joachim Murat, one of Napoleon’s generals.Louis Bonaparte: Napoleon’s younger brother, named King of Holland in 1806.(

Today, many of the current legal structures of nations that defied Napoleon are based on the concepts of his Civil Code. Considered to be his greatest legacy, Napoleon’s Civil Code assured the spread of the ideals of the French Revolution long after the end of his rule. But, it was through the image he presented of himself that the people of Europe found a symbol of revolutionary change. (

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He was sent in exile to the island of Elba. The next year, he escaped from Elba and marched on Paris, collecting an army as he went. This brief return to power is known as the Hundred Days, but ended definitively with the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. He spent the rest of his life in exile on the island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic, where he died in 1821. (

Napoleon is without doubt one of the greatest leaders in military history, his skill as a general both tactically and strategically is without question, his rise to power astounding. Few men in history have had such an impact on world history and he easily ranks along side such leaders as Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan (

He was the second of eight surviving children.Although his parents were members of the minor Corsican nobility, the family was not wealthy.

Born on August 15, 1769


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