Napoleon Bonaparte Research Paper

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Napoleon Bonaparte was a Corsican-Italian who was born on August 15, 1769, in Ajaccio, Corsica. He was a great military leader and emperor that conquered a large portion of Europe in the 19th century. He seized political power in France in 1799 and later crowned himself emperor in 1804. He and his family moved to Ajaccio, Corsica from Italy in the 16th century. He was born to Carlo Buonaparte and Letizia Ramolino. His father was a Corsican lawyer and politician. At a young age, Napoleon was sent by his father to a French military government school. He went to the Ecole Militaire in Paris from 1784 to 1785. At the age of 16, he joined the french army. Napoleon, like his father, did not like the French people. In 1789, the French Revolution had begun. …show more content…

He was later promoted to brigadier general after Toulon had fallen. Napoleon rose rapidly through the military ranks in the military. Napoleon was a great strategist in the military, he came up with a plan that worked surprisingly well. He would split the enemy's army in half. He would attack one side at a time. In 1796,Napoleon defeated the larger armies of Austria. The following year in 1797, they gained territories from the signing of the Treaty of Campo Formio. He tried his luck on Egypt and made an unsuccessful attempt in invading it. Later when he returned to France he found the French government, the Directory, to be a complete mess. By this time Napoleon gained popularity from the French and his power continued to increase. In 1802 France signed a peace treaty with Germany and England that would make them not be at war anymore. In 1812 Napoleon tried to invade Russia. They advised him to not invade Russia but he completely ignored and continued. Russia played it smart and avoided Napoleon's attacks while retreating deeper into Russia. His men suffered from the harsh Russian

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