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Napoleon Bonaparte (15/8/1769 - 5/5/1821)

Life of Napoleon (Timeline NOT drawn to scale):

Photos

Life of Napoleon (Timeline NOT drawn to scale): Photos (1) Napoleon at the Battle of Rivoli

(1) Napoleon at the Battle of Rivoli

to scale): Photos (1) Napoleon at the Battle of Rivoli (2) Napoleon as First Consul (3)

(2) Napoleon as First Consul

at the Battle of Rivoli (2) Napoleon as First Consul (3) The Coronation of Napoleon (4)

(3) The Coronation of Napoleon

Napoleon as First Consul (3) The Coronation of Napoleon (4) Napoleon at Russian Campaign (5) Battle

(4) Napoleon at Russian Campaign

The Coronation of Napoleon (4) Napoleon at Russian Campaign (5) Battle of Leipzig (6) Battle of

(5) Battle of Leipzig

(4) Napoleon at Russian Campaign (5) Battle of Leipzig (6) Battle of Waterloo Date and Time

(6) Battle of Waterloo

Date and Time (if applicable)

Event(s)

15/8/1769

14-15/8/1797

10/11/1799

2/12/1804

12/7/1806

21/11/1806

2/5/1808

24/6/1812

14/12/1812

16-19/10/1813

11/4/1814

20/3/1815

18/6/1815

15/7/1815

5/5/1821

20/3/1815 18/6/1815 15/7/1815 5/5/1821 Birth of Napoleon in Ajaccio, Corsica, France Napoleon

Birth of Napoleon in Ajaccio, Corsica, France

Napoleon defeated the First Coalition at the

Battle of Revoli (1)

Napoleon ended the Directory and set up the

Consulate as the First Consul with great power (2)

Coronation of Napoleon as "Emperor of

the French" at Notre-Dame de Paris (3)

Napoleon broke up the Holy Roman Empire

Napoleon introduced the Continental System

Napoleon started the Peninsular War

Napoleon started the Russian Campaign (4)

Napoleon lost the Russian Campaign and suffered great loss in the war

France was defeated at the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig (5)

Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba in the Mediterranean Sea after the occupation of Paris by the European armies in early 1814

Napoleon returned to Paris, France after escaping from Elba and ruled France again for about one hundred days

Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo by the British and Prussian armies

from the coalition of the European countries, once he was back in France (6)

Napoleon surrounded. He was then exiled to

the island of St. Helena in the Atlantic Ocean

Death of Napoleon in Longwood, Saint Helena

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References (Detailed information)

1. Basic History of Napoleon:

Napoleon Bonaparte, born Napoleone di Buonaparte in Ajaccio, Corsica, France; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rapidly rose through the ranks of the military to prominence during the French Revolution (1789-1799) and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars as he joined the army of the revolutionary government. He became a national hero of the French people by performing well during the revolution. He ended the Directory and rose to power by setting up the Consulate and becoming the First Consul who held great power. Years later, he was even more popular with the French people after carrying many reforms and introducing the Napoleonic Code (of laws) to make France strong. He crowned himself emperor as Napoleon I, and was the emperor of France from 1804 until 1814, and again in 1815, while at the same time was the period of the First French Empire 1804-1815) . He conquered almost most of Europe (except Britain and Russia) in the early 19th century, but suffered from great loss from the later Napoleonic Wars. European countries then started to join together in a coalition to fight against France, that he was forced to give up his throne and then exiled to the island of Elba in the Mediterranean Sea in early 1814. A year later, he briefly returned to power in his Hundred Days campaign after escaping from Elba and returned to France. After a crushing defeat at the Battle of Waterloo by the British and Prussian armies in June 1815, he abdicated once again and was exiled to the remote island of St. Helena in the Atlantic Ocean, where he died a few years later at 51.

2. Major Influence of Napoleon (Mind map analysis):

Influence of Napoleon Carried out many reforms
Influence of Napoleon
Carried out
many reforms
Introduced the Napoleonic Code
Introduced the
Napoleonic
Code
Made Made France France strong strong
Made Made France France
strong strong
the Napoleonic Code Made Made France France strong strong Ended the French Revolution Changed the development
Ended the French Revolution Changed the development of France Affected the whole of Europe and
Ended the
French
Revolution
Changed the
development
of France
Affected the
whole of
Europe and
brought
great
changes to
the European
society
Conqured and controlled almost whole of Europe except Britain and Russia (Napoleonic Wars)
Conqured and
controlled almost
whole of Europe
except Britain and
Russia (Napoleonic
Wars)
Gave rise to two new ideas: liberism and nationalism
Gave rise to two
new ideas:
liberism and
nationalism

3. Judgment from people at that time and nowadays (Comparison Table of Pros and Cons of Napoleon):

Point of view/Opinions Cons Period of time Pros (Agree with Napoleon) (Disagree with Napoleon) e.g.:
Point of view/Opinions
Cons
Period of time
Pros
(Agree with Napoleon)
(Disagree with Napoleon)
e.g.:
e.g.:
At that time
 He opened schools for everyone to go
 The Napoleonic Code helped France a lot
in some ways
 He was a bad leader who only thought
about himself
 He made everybody pay equal taxes and
opened banks to keep the taxes in
 He went and crowned himself emperor
which gave him power over everything
just like a king
Nowadays
 He carried out many reforms to make
France strong
 He was not willing to give up easily when
being exiled to the island of Elba
 He came up with the Continental System
which stopped all trade with Britain. That
caused a lot of problems in some places
 His Napoleonic Wars usually caused a
large number of death toll and made
France suffer from great money loss

Conclusion: There are/were people supporting or do/did not support Napoleon’s rule. Therefore, to be fair, we can’t determine whether he is a good king or not. But it is important for us to respect others with a different opinion with us.

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