Napoleon
#20 Overall Influence

Napoleon

French general and emperor

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Napoleon Bonaparte , born Napoleone di Buonaparte , was a French statesman and military leader who became famous as an artillery commander during the French Revolution. He led many successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars and was Emperor of the French as Napoleon I from 1804 until 1814 and again briefly in 1815 during the Hundred Days. Napoleon dominated European and global affairs for more than a decade while leading France against a series of coalitions during the Napoleonic Wars. He won many of these wars and a vast majority of his battles, building a large empire that ruled over much of continental Europe before its final collapse in 1815. He is considered one of the greatest commanders in history, and his wars and campaigns are studied at military schools worldwide. Napoleon’s political and cultural legacy has made him one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders in human history.

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  • Le souper de Beaucaire
  • Codice Civile Napoleonico, p. 1
  • Lettres de Napoléon à Joséphine
  • Le Masque prophète / Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Codice Civile Napoleonico - copertina
  • Codice Civile Napoleonico, autografo
  • The Memorial of Saint Helena
  • Clisson et Eugénie

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