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Napoleone "Napoleon" Bonaparte

Male 1769 - 1821  (51 years)

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  • Name Napoleone "Napoleon" Bonaparte 
    Born Aug 15, 1769  Ajaccio, Corsica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died May 05, 1821  Island of Saint Helena Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • As a boy, he was nicknamed nicknamed Rabullione (the "meddler" or "disrupter").  He later adopted the more French-sounding Napol?on Bonaparte.
          He was a general of the French Revolution, and the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from 11 November 1799 to 18 May 1804, then as Emperor of the French (Empereur des Fran?ais) and King of Italy under the name Napoleon I from 18 May 1804 to 6 April 1814, and again briefly from 20 March to 22 June 1815.
          Napoleon developed a number of innovative military strategies that led to many successful campaigns and surprising victories, as well as some spectacular failures. Over the course of little more than a decade, he fought virtually every European power and acquired control of most of the western and central mainland of Europe by conquest or alliance until his disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812, followed by defeat at the Battle of the Nations near Leipzig in October 1813, which led to his abdication several months later. He staged a comeback known as the Hundred Days (les Cent Jours), but was again defeated decisively at the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium on June 18, 1815, followed shortly afterwards by his surrender to the British and his exile to the island of Saint Helena, where he died.
          Aside from his military achievements, Napoleon is also remembered for the establishment of the Napoleonic Code. He is considered to have been one of the "enlightened despots".
          Napoleon appointed several members of the Bonaparte family as monarchs. Although their reigns did not survive his downfall, a nephew, Napoleon III, ruled France later in the nineteenth century.
    Person ID I84303  mykindred
    Last Modified May 19, 2011 

    Father Carlo Maria Buonaparte,   b. Mar 29, 1746, Ajaccio, Corsica Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 24, 1785  (Age 38 years) 
    Mother Letizia Ramolino,   d.
    Married Jun 02, 1764 
    Family ID F28433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Bonaparte, Napoleon (1769-1821)
    Emperor of France.