A Life of Napoleon. Stendhal. Rodale Press, 1956 - France - 184 pages. ... Of course, the level of intimacy of Napoleon's private secretary does not exist here, ...
Commentary on Life of Napoleon. Napoleon was a colossal figure of nineteenth-century Europe. He had an unfettered conviction in his own destiny and that of Europe. He paved the way for a very impressive modern European Empire. In doing so, he swept away much of the old feudal systems and customs of Europe.
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Napoleon was born on 15 August 1769 and baptised on 21 July 1771. In 1774, aged five years old, Napoleon entered the primary boarding school run by Beguine lay sisters in Ajaccio, as a day-boy . Two years later he studied French under Abbé Recco (who received 20,000 Francs in Napoleon’s will).
Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769 in Ajaccio on the island of Corsica. This was only a few months after France had annexed the island. He had 7 brothers and sisters, and his father was a lawyer whose family stemmed from the Florentine nobility. His original nationality was Cursican-Italian.
Timeline of events in the life of Napoleon I, emperor of France (1804–1814/15) and one of the most celebrated figures in history. He revolutionized military organization and training. He also sponsored the Napoleonic Code, the prototype of later civil-law codes.
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