The Biography of Napoleón Bonaparte

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The Biography of Napoleón Bonaparte

When he was a teenager, Napoleón Bonaparte tried to sign up in the Russian military 2 times. The Russians declined him both times, thus inspiring him to attack them with the French military. He was a French monarch, military leader, and a cheater at cards. Bonaparte was famous for being a very successful military leader.

Napoleón fought in 60 battles, 7 of which he lost. Through all these battles, he tried to take over the world. He managed to conquer Egypt, Belgium, Holland, much of Italy, Austria, much of Germany, Poland, and Spain. Napoleón lost the war when he tried to invade Russia, which led to his army starving and freezing to death. The last battle that Napoleón fought, was the battle of Waterloo, where his army was attacked by the armies of Prussia while he was fighting the armies of Great Britain. After this, he was exiled to Elba, where he died.

He fought against the Egyptians (1799) and lost, but he found the Rosetta Stone that allowed archeologists to decipher hieroglyphs. In the Battle of Austerlitz, 1805, when he was fighting a coalition formed by Russia, Austria, Sweden, and Great Britain, he pretended that his army was in bad shape by wanting to sign a peace treaty, when the enemies attacked him they were surprised by the size of his army and fled.

His tactics are still being taught in military schools today. These have made him one of the most respected military leaders of all time. He sometimes took naps during decisive battles, some of which lasted for 20 minutes. Another of his strategies was to preserve food in cans.

He graduated from the military academy in France and became lieutenant at 16 years old, 5 years younger than most soldiers. Needing funds for his war of expansion, Napoleón sold Louisiana to the Americans for approximately $7 per kilometer.