Napoleon

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  • Napoleon was born on 15 August 1769, to Carlo Maria Bonaparte and Maria Leticia Trampoline in his family's ancestral home Casa Bonaparte in Boccacci the capital of the island of Corsica.
  •   Napoleon became associated with Augustan Robespierre  the brother of revolutionary leader Maximilian Robespierre  a Jacobin who was a key force behind the Reign of Terror  a period of violence against enemies of the revolution During this time.
  • The following year the Directly they the five-person group that had governed France since 1795 offered to let Napoleon lead an invasion of England Napoleon determined that France’s naval forces were not yet ready to go up against the superior British Royal Navy
  • Napoleon also known as Napoleon I, was a French military leader and emperor who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th  Born on the island of Corsica Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the military during the French Revolution
  • he Directory was replaced with a three-member Consulate, and Napoleon became first consul, making him France’s leading political figure. In June 1800 at the Battle of Marengo Napoleons forces defeated one of Frances perennial enemies the Austrians, and drove them out of Italy. The victory helped cement Napoleons
  • napoleon However  after Robespierre fell from power and was guillotined  in July 1794, Napoleon was briefly put under house arrest for his ties to the brothers
  • Napoleon worked to restore stability to postrevolutionary France He centralized the government instituted reforms in such areas as banking and educatis supported science and the and sought to improve relations between his regim.
  •  July 1799 however his forces were stranded after his naval fleet was nearly decimated by the British at the Battle of the Nile in August 1798 In early 1799 Napoleons army launched an invasion That summer with the political situation in France 
  • Beginning in 1806 Napoleon sought to wage large scale economic warfare against Britain with the establishment of the so-called Continental System of European port blockades against British trade. In 1807 following Napoleon’s defeat of the Russians 
  •  power as first consul Additionally with the Treaty of Amiens in 1802 the war-weary British agreed to peace with the French although the peace would only last for a year.
  • significant accomplishments was the Napoleonic Code which streamlined the French legal system and continues to form the foundation of French civil law to this day.
  • Friedland in Prussia was forced to sign a peace settlement, the Treaty of Tilsit also In 1809 the French defeated the Austrians at the Battle of Wagram resulting in further gains for Napoleon.
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