Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), also known as Napoleon I, was a French statesman and military leader who ruled the french from 1804 until 1814. He is considered one of the greatest military commanders and rulers in history.
Napoleon succeeded in conquering much of Europe in the early 19th century. He seized political power in 1799 and crowned himself as Emperor of France in 1804. During his ruling period, Napoleon rapidly expanded his empire. He was an excellent military strategist. His wars and campaigns are studied at military schools worldwide. Napoleon’s political and cultural legacy has endured as one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders in human history.
Napoleon paved his own path to success. He was an extremely ambitious and skilled military strategist with a clever mind. He projected himself as a leader that the world greatly respected and feared.
On May 5, 1821, at age 51, he died in a remote island held by the British, where he was exiled. Besides his controversial image, Napoleon’s ambitious personality has a lot to learn.