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Transcript of Napoleon Bonaparte
Josh Bauer Origins and Eduction Born on August 15, 1769. Originally named Napoleone Buonaparte but adopted the more French-sounding name Napoléon Bonaparte in his twenties. Studied at the military academy at Brienne-le-Château in May 1779. After completion of his studies in 1784, He was admitted to the elite military school École Militaire in Paris. Early Career Graduated in September 1785 and commisioned a second lieutenant in La Fère artillery regiment. Fought in the Egyptian expedition (1798 -1801)
in which to seize Egypt to undermine Britain's access to trade interests in India. Stayed informed of European affairs through delivery of newspapers and dispatches learning that France had suffered a series of defeats in the War of the Second Coalition. Supported a coup to overthrow the constitutional government of France with director Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès. Emperor of France Napoleon uncovered an assassination plot against him and ordered the kidnapping of Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien and later executed in a trial Instituted reforms such as high education, a tax code,
road and sewer systems. Napoleon Crossing the Alps Romantic version by Jacques-
Louis David in 1805 Realist version by Paul
Delaroche in 1848 He used the plot to justify the re-creation of a hereditary monarchy in France and crowned himself emperor. Reforms Created Napoleonic Code Aided the adoption of the Metric System Used propaganda to aid in his rise to power to establish his image for posterity First Exile to Elba Treaty of Fontainebleau announced by the victors that Napoleon was to be exiled on the island of 12,000 inhabitants in the Mediterranean. The victors gave him supreme power over the island and allowed him to retain his emperor title. Napoleon escaped Elba on February 26, 1815 by sail and retured on French mainland. Last exile to Saint Helena Imprisoned and then exiled by British parliament
False rumours spread by newspapers told of Napoleon's escape Napoleon died May 5, 1821