Napoleon Bonaparte


Basic data

  1. Napoleon I., Kaiser von Frankreich Alternative Names
  2. August 15, 1769 in Ajaccio auf Korsika
  3. May 5, 1821 in St. Helena
  4. General, Staatsmann
  5. Paris


Napoleon's father, Carlo Buonaparte, fought for Corsican independence under Pasquale Paoli, but after their defeat he eventually became the island's representative to the court of Louis XVI. (Source: Wikimedia)
Madame Mère, painted by Joseph Karl Stieler (1811) (Source: Wikimedia)
Statue of Bonaparte as a schoolboy in Brienne, aged 15, by Louis Rochet [fr] (1853) (Source: Wikimedia)
Bonaparte, aged 23, as lieutenant-colonel of a battalion of Corsican Republican volunteers. Portrait by Henri Félix Emmanuel Philippoteaux (Source: Wikimedia)
Bonaparte at the Siege of Toulon, 1793, by Edouard Detaille (Source: Wikimedia)
Journée du 13 Vendémiaire, artillery fire in front of the Church of Saint-Roch, Paris, Rue Saint-Honoré (Source: Wikimedia)
Bonaparte at the Pont d'Arcole, by Baron Antoine-Jean Gros, (c. 1801), Musée du Louvre, Paris (Source: Wikimedia)
Napoleon at the Battle of Rivoli, by Henri Félix Emmanuel Philippoteaux (Source: Wikimedia)
Bonaparte Before the Sphinx (c. 1886) by Jean-Léon Gérôme, Hearst Castle (Source: Wikimedia)
Battle of the Pyramids on 21 July 1798 by Louis-François, Baron Lejeune, 1808 (Source: Wikimedia)
General Bonaparte surrounded by members of the Council of Five Hundred during the Coup of 18 Brumaire, by François Bouchot (Source: Wikimedia)
Bonaparte, First Consul, by Ingres. Posing the hand inside the waistcoat was often used in portraits of rulers to indicate calm and stable leadership. (Source: Wikimedia)
Silver coin: 5 francs_AN XI, 1802, Bonaparte, First Consul (Source: Wikimedia)
The Battle of Marengo was Napoleon's first major victory as head of state. (Source: Wikimedia)
The 1803 Louisiana Purchase totalled 2,144,480 square kilometres (827,987 square miles), doubling the size of the United States. (Source: Wikimedia)
The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David (1804) (Source: Wikimedia)
Napoleon's throne room at Fontainebleau (Source: Wikimedia)
Napoleon in his coronation robes by François Gérard, c. 1805 (Source: Wikimedia)
Napoleon and the Grande Armée receive the surrender of Austrian General Mack after the Battle of Ulm in October 1805. The decisive finale of the Ulm Campaign raised the tally of captured Austrian soldiers to 60,000. With the Austrian army destroyed, Vienna would fall to the French in November. (Source: Wikimedia)
Napoleon at the Battle of Austerlitz, by François Gérard, 1805. The Battle of Austerlitz, also known as the Battle of the Three Emperors, was one of Napoleon's many victories, where the French Empire defeated the Third Coalition. (Source: Wikimedia)
The Iranian envoy Mirza Mohammed Reza-Qazvini meeting with Napoleon at the Finckenstein Palace in West Prussia, 27 April 1807, to sign the Treaty of Finckenstein (Source: Wikimedia)
Napoleon reviewing the Imperial Guard before the Battle of Jena, 14 October 1806 (Source: Wikimedia)
The Treaties of Tilsit: Napoleon meeting with Alexander I of Russia on a raft in the middle of the Neman River, 7 July 1807 (Source: Wikimedia)
Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon's brother, as King of Spain (1808–1813) (Source: Wikimedia)
Napoleon accepting the surrender of Madrid, 4 December 1808 (Source: Wikimedia)
Napoleon at the Battle of Wagram, 6 July 1809 (Source: Wikimedia)
The entry of Napoleon in Schönbrunn, Vienna (Source: Wikimedia)
The French Empire at its greatest extent in .legend{page-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column}.mw-parser-output .legend-color{display:inline-block;min-width:1.25em;height:1.25em;line-height:1.25;margin:1px 0;text-align:center;border:1px solid black;background-color:transparent;color:black}.mw-parser-output .legend-text{}  French Empire  French satellite states (Source: Wikimedia)
Napoleon watching the fire of Moscow in September 1812, by Adam Albrecht (1841) (Source: Wikimedia)
Napoleon's withdrawal from Russia, painting by Adolph Northen (Source: Wikimedia)

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