Napoleon Bonaparte

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In History
  • Early Life

    Early Life
    Napoleon was born in Corsica, a French-ruled island in the Mediterranean.
  • Early Life

    Early Life
    At the age of nine, he was sent to France to be trained for a military career.
  • Early Life

    Early Life
    Upon graduating in September 1785, Napoleon was commissioned a second lieutenant in La Fere artillery regiment
  • Military Life

    Military Life
    He spent the early years of the Revolution in Corsica, fighting in a complex three-way struggle between royalists, revolutionaries, and Corsican nationalists.
  • Military Life

    Military Life
    He returned to Corsica once again and came into conflict with Paoli, who had decided to split with France and sabotage a French assault on the Sardinian island of La Maddalena, where Bonaparte was one of the expedition leaders.
  • Military Life

    Military Life
    He supported the revolutionary Jacobin faction, gained the rank of lieutenant colonel and command over a battalion of volunteers.
  • MIlitary Life

    MIlitary Life
    After he had exceeded his leave of absence and led a riot against a French army in Corsica, he was somehow able to convince military authorities in Paris to promote him to captain in July 1792.
  • The Exile

    The Exile
    Napoleon was imprisoned and then exiled to the island of Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean, 1,870 km from the west coast of Africa.
  • The Exile

    The Exile
    In February 1821, his health began to fail rapidly, and on 3 May two British physicians, who had recently arrived, attended on him but could only recommend palliatives.
  • The Exile

    The Exile
    Napoleon's physician, François Carlo Antommarchi, led the autopsy, which found the cause of death to be stomach cancer.