How Did Napoleon Bonaparte Rise To Power

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Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the best leaders throughout the French history who took over most of Europe in the early 1800s and was known for his brilliance. He was born on August 15, 1769, in Ajaccio, on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. He quickly rose through the ranks of the military during the French Revolution and became the hero of the hour. During his military expedition in Egypt, a French soldier named Pierre Francois Bouchard found the Rosetta Stone, which provided the key to know the puzzle of hieroglyphics. After seizing political power in France in a coup d’état, he stablized France and crowned himself emperor in 1804. Ambitious and a genius military strategist, Napoleon won wars against many coalitions of European nations and extended his empire. However, after he tried to invade Russia in 1812, Napoleon resigned the throne two years later and was banished to the island of Elba. In 1815, he temporarily returned to power in the Hundred Days campaign. After he was beaten at the Battle of Waterloo, he resigned once again and was exiled to the remote island of Saint Helena, and he died…show more content…
On March 20, Napoleon entered Paris, and he was welcomed by encouraging people. Louis XVIII escaped, and Napoleon started the Hundred Days movement. When Napoleon returned to France, a coalition of the Austrians, British, Prussians and Russians, who took the French emperor as an enemy started to get ready for battle. Napoleon made a new army of inexperienced volunteers and thought of striking and defeating the joined armies one by one before they could attack with a united army against him. In June 1815, his army conquered Belgium. On June 16, Napoleon’s soldiers crushed the Prussian army at the Battle of Ligny. However, on June 18, the French were crumpled by the British and prussian armies, at the Battle of Waterloo. On June 22, 1815, Napoleon was enforced to give up

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