10 Interesting Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte

You might be interested in reading one of these following facts about Napoleon Bonaparte since he’s known as a leader during French Revolution. For some French, Bonaparte is like a hero. He was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars in Europe. Therefore, he also got many enemies from many sides during the war. To get to know him better, here are the other facts about Napoleon Bonaparte you may like.

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte 1: Bonaparte’s Life

Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769 in the island of Corsica and died in May 5, 1821 at the age of 51. He lived as a hero and died as a hero, too. His life is very interesting to learn.

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte 2: Family

Napoleon Bonaparte had 12 siblings, 7 of them survived until adulthood. His father was a gambler and when he died of stomach cancer in 1785, left his surviving wife and eight children penniless.

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte - Napoleon Bonaparte

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte – Napoleon Bonaparte

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte 3: Military Campaign

As for supporting his “career” in military and politic, his military campaigns are still now studied extensively at military academies from all over the world, in the France itself.

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte 4: Cleverness

Being smart and clever in “battlefield” of politic and military, Napolean Bonaparte was also good in mathematics and was fairly well acquainted with history and geography.

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte - Riding a horse

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte – Riding a horse

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte 5: City of Toulon

Because of cleverness, his capture of the City of Toulon led to his promotion to Brigadier General at the age of 24 and was put in charge of the artillery of France’s Army of Italy.

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte 6: Vendee Campaign

On 15 September, Bonaparte was removed from the list of generals in regular service for his refusal to serve in the Vendee campaign. He then faced a difficult financial situation and reduced career prospects.

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte Josephine de Beauharnais

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte Josephine de Beauharnais

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte 7: Louisiana Purchase

Since Napolean Bonaparte was left penniless, he sold to the United States their French family possession, the so-called Louisiana Purchase, for less than three cents per acre or $7.40 per square kilometers.

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte 8: Josephine

Napoleon Bonaparte’s first wife was Josephine de Beauharnais. She was the first Empress of the French.

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte - Hyppolyte Charles

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte – Hyppolyte Charles

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte 9: Josephine’s Affair

When Napoleon left Josephine for a military campaign in 1796, Josephine started an affair with a handsome Hussar lieutenant named Hyppolyte Charles.

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte 10: Bonaparte’s Second Marriage

In March 1810, Napoleon married Marie-Louise of Austria by proxy. The formal ceremony took place at the Louvre on April 1, 1810. About four years later, Napoleon abdicated his throne and was exiled to Elba. Marie Louise returned to Austria and never seen her husband again.

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte - Marie Louise Bonaparte

Facts about Napoleon Bonaparte – Marie Louise Bonaparte

Those following facts about Napoleon Bonaparte should make you feel more interested in how he studied and lead his “army” to the revolution. Right now, his tribute to the revolution is honored with many things. Hope you found these Napoleon Bonaparte facts really interesting and useful for you to read.

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