The Life & Times of Napoleon

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  • Napoleon is born

    Napoleon is born
    Nappleon was born on August 15, 1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica, an island located off the coast of France in the Mediterranean Sea
  • American Declaration of Independence Signed

    American Declaration of Independence Signed
    The Declaration of Independence is signed by the American Continental Congress in Philadelphia, setting an example that the French will follow 13 later. Napoleon is 7 years old.
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    Napoleon in Military School

    In May of 1779 at the age of 10 Napoleon started attending a military school in Brienne. On October 17, 1784 he left for a military school in Paris, France that he attended until he graduated a year later.
  • French Revolution Begins

    French Revolution Begins
    Napoleon is 20 years old when an angry mob storms the Bastille, signalling the strat of the French Revolution. He is stationed in Valence, Drôme at the time.
  • King Louis XVI is dethroned

    King Louis XVI is dethroned
    In the summer of 1792, Bonaparte journeyed to Paris, and on August 10 witnessed the storming of the Tuilleries Palace. The mob massacred the king's Swiss Guards and King Louis XVI was dethroned.
  • King Louis XVI is Executed

    King Louis XVI is Executed
    King Louis XVI is Executed
  • France Declares War on England and Holland

    Following the England cutting of diplomatic ties with France due to their execution of the king, the Republic of France declared war on Holland and England, their ancient enemy.
  • The Reign of Terror Begins in France

    The Reign of Terror Begins in France
    the reign of Terror was a period of violence that occurred after the onset of the French Revolution, incited by conflict between rival political factions, the Girondins and the Jacobins, and marked by mass executions of "enemies of the revolution."
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    The Reign of Terror

    The Reign of Terror (5 September 1793, to 28 July 1794) (the latter is date 10 Thermidor, year II of the French Revolutionary Calendar), also known simply as The Terror (French: la Terreur), was a period of violence that occurred after the onset of the French Revolution, incited by conflict between rival political factions, the Girondins and the Jacobins, and marked by mass executions of "enemies of the revolution." Estimates vary widely as to how many were killed, with numbers ranging from 1
  • Marie Antoinette guillotined

    Marie Antoinette guillotined
    The Queen of France was beheaded during the Reign of Terror. Napoleon would later marry her neice, Marie-Louise.
  • Napoleon Promoted to Brigadier General

    Napoleon Promoted to Brigadier General
    At the age of 24 Napoleon receives the new rank of brigadier general for his courage at an internal French battle at Toulon,
  • Reign of Terror Ends

    Reign of Terror Ends
    With the death of Robespierre, the Reign of Terror ended.
  • Robespierre and his followers guillotined

    Robespierre and his followers guillotined
    Robespierre was guillotined, face up, without trial in the Place de la Révolution. His death signed the end of the Reign of Terror.
  • Napoleon Meets Josephine

    Napoleon Meets Josephine
    Napoleon was a Major-General in the French Army when he met Josephine de Beauharnais, a wealthy widow.
  • Napoleon Marries Josephine

    Napoleon Marries Josephine
    At the age of 27, Napoleon marries Josephine.
  • Napoleon Becomes First Consul of France

    Napoleon Becomes First Consul of France
    This made Bonaparte the most powerful person in France.
  • France sells Louisiana Territory to the U.S.

    France sells Louisiana Territory to the U.S.
    To pay for their wars, Napoleon sells the Louisana Territories to the United States.
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    The Napoleonic Wars

    The Napoleonic Wars were a series of wars declared against Napoleon's French Empire by opposing coalitions that ran from 1803 to 1815. As a continuation of the wars sparked by the French Revolution of 1789, they revolutionised European armies and played out on an unprecedented scale, mainly due to the application of modern mass conscription.
  • Napoleon Declared Emperor

    Napoleon Declared Emperor
    Napoleon is declared emperor of France at the age of 35.
  • Empire Proclaimed

    Empire Proclaimed
    The first French Empire became thedominant power of much of continental Europe during the early 19th century.
  • Napoleon Divorces Josephine

    Napoleon Divorces Josephine
    Napoleon Divorces Josephine due to her infidelity and inability to produce an heir.
  • United States declares war on Britain

    United States declares war on Britain
    The War of 1812 Begins.
  • Senate Proclaims End of Empire, Napoleon Flees

    Senate proclaims end of the Empire; Napoleon's wife and son flee Paris.
  • Napoleon Abdicates

    Napoleon Abdicates
    Following several allied victories, the war concluded after Napoleon's abdication in 1814.
  • Napoleon Exiled to Elba

    Napoleon Exiled to Elba
    Napoleon was exiled to Elba, an island of 12,000 inhabitants in the Mediterranean, 20 km off the Tuscan coast. He was given sovereignty over the island and allowed to retain his title of emperor.
  • Napoleon Arrives in Paris.

    Napoleon Arrives in Paris.
    Beginning of the 100 days.
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    100 Days

    This marked the period between Emperor Napoleon I of France's return from exile on Elba to Paris on 20 March 1815 and the second restoration of King Louis XVIII on 8 July 1815 (a period of 111 days).
  • Battle of Waterloo

    Battle of Waterloo
    Napoleon is going down
  • Napoleon Exiled to St. Helena

    Napoleon Exiled to St. Helena
    At the age of 46 Napoleon was exiled to the island of Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean, 1,870 km from the west coast of Africa.
  • Napoleon Escapes from Elba

    Napoleon Escapes from Elba
    Like a boss.
  • Treaty of Paris Signed

    Treaty of Paris Signed
    The Treaty of paris was signed following the defeat and second abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte. Among other things, it secured a peace treaty between France and Great Britain, Austria, Prussia and Russia.
  • Napoleon Dies

    Napoleon Dies
    Napoleon dies in exile at the age of 52.