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Napoleon Bonaparte One of the most brilliant military leaders in history 1769-1821 I. Born on Corsica A. Not an easy childhood 1. Snowball fight on the playground earned him some respect. 2. Difficult for teachers and had a chip on his shoulder. 3. Graduated from military school at bottom of his class. II. Military Life A. Napoleon was excellent at planning battle strategy
B. Became a general at age 24 and a hero for fighting the British in Egypt C. Returned to France to take control after the Reign of Terror D. Declared himself Emperor at age 35 E Ambition: to rule all of Europe F. Fought and conquered many countries G. Russia – led by Czar Alexander 1. Napoleon took 600,000 men to invade Russia 2. Alexander scorched the earth 3. Napoleon retreated a. Left 500,000 men to die in the snow H. Napoleon was exiled to Elba 1. Later escaped and returned to Paris
The journey of a modern hero, to the island of Elba
Napoleon after his return from Russia Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba.
I. At Waterloo in Belgium, Napoleon suffered his greatest loss by an international force. J. Napoleon was sent to the island of Helena in the south Atlantic K. Died in disgrace in 1821
5. He escaped and returned to Paris as a hero a. Began rebuilding army 6. Lord Wellington leading an international force against Napoleon and his army Napoleon leading his army during the three day Battle of Waterloo
III. Accomplishments of Napoleon A. Established the Bank of France B. Established a public school system C. Established a legal system called the Napoleonic Code D. Sold us the Louisiana Purchase 1. All the land from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains for $15, 000, 000