Napoleon's Graduation from Military School - 22nd October, 1784 to 28th October 1785
I'm the best commander around!
We trust you completely Napoleon Sir.
Napoleon overthrows the Directory in the 18 Brumaire - 9th November, 1799
LETS DO IT!!
I want to overthrow the Directory and establish the French Consulate with myself as the ruler!!
Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769, in Ajaccio Corsica. Napoleon's parents were Carlo and Letizia Bonaparte. Letizia, 18 years old at the time, had Napoleon on a couch in a salon, the Casa Buonaparte, This would be her fourth child, though two of her children born in 1765 and 1767, died in infancy.
Napoleon's reforms for France - 1804 - 1807
Welcome to my new school for the children of France!
Napoleon entered the Military and served for over 20 years. He was said to be one of the finest commanders in History, due to him winning all but 8 of the 60 battles he fought. Napoleon's troops placed their upmost trust in him when he showed he was willing to fight along side them in the lines of danger. In addition to this, Napoleon used his broad list of skills and knowledge to organize troops and strategize plans sure to win
Napoleon crowns himself Emperor of France - 2nd December, 1804
I declare myself the Emperor of France!!
On November 9th, 1799, Napoleon returned to France and discovered the Directory had lost most support of many in the country. Napoleon launched a coup d'etat to overthrow the Directory, and replace it with the French Consulate. He himself took on the role of First Consul. This drastic event marked the end of the French Revolution.
Loss at Battle of Waterloo - 18th June, 1815
Dang, how could I let them beat me?
Ha Ha!! this shall bring peace to all of Europe. We'll be Heroes!!
From 1804 - 1807, Napoleon took on the legal system of France and made changes in an attempt to better the country. Laws in France were changed so that everyone (except women and African Americans) was guaranteed individual rights and equality. This reform of laws was known as the Napoleonic Code. Napoleon also reformed the government, in that he made sure military service was based on merit rather than rank. He also made taxes equally apply to everyone. Lastly, Napoleon built schools for children out of the recognization of the importance of learning. Education had been more available to middle class citizens than it ever had before.
I will make France a better country with all my laws.
I promise to uphold the laws of the Napoleonic Code.
On December 2nd, 1804, Napoleon crowned himself the Emperor of France. Napoleon wanted a ceremony like no other king had done before. His coronation was held in the great cathedral of Notre Dame De Paris, and brought together ceremonies of the French Revolution, all presented in great luxury. Napoleon crowned himself so that he could gain prestige in Catholic Churches and to lay the foundation for a future.
Can he really do that??
The battle of Waterloo occurred on the 18th of June, 1815, and marked Napoleon's last chance for trying to establish himself in France and Europe. This loss also marked the end of the wars, and the beginning of a period of peace in Europe. Napoleon's forces were beaten by the Prussians and the British. Napoleon came close to victory in this battle, but the Duke of Wellington and the Commander of Gebhard Leberecht Von Blucher took the victory away from him.