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Napoleon Bonaparte

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Napoleon Bonaparte, who is also known as the "little Corsican", was born


on


August 15,1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica. His family had moved there from Italy


in the 16th


century. His original name was Napoleone. He had 7 brothers and sisters.


His original


nationality was Corsican-Italian. He also despised the French. He thought


they were


oppressors of his native land. His father was a lawyer, and was also


anti-French. One


reason Napoleon may have been such a great leader and revolutionary


because was he


was raised in a family of radicals. When Napoleon was nine, his father


sent him to


Brienne, a French military government school in Paris. While there he was


constantly


teased by the French students. Because of this Napoleon started having


dreams of


personal glory and triumph. From 1784 to 1785 Napoleon attended the Ecole


Militaire in


Paris. It was there that he received his military training. He studied to


be an artillery


man and an officer. He finished his training and he joined the French army


when he was just


16 years old. His father died after that and he had to provide for his


entire family.


Napoleon was stationed in Paris in 1792. After the French monarchy was


overthrown in


August of that year, Napoleon started to make a name for himself and


become a well


known military leader.




In 1792 Napoleon was promoted to captain. In 1793 he was chosen to direct


the


artillery against the siege in Toulon. Soon after that Toulon fell and


Napoleon was


promoted to   brigadier general. Napoleon was made commander of the French


army in


Italy. He defeated many Austrian Generals. Soon after this Austria and


France made


peace. Afterwards Napoleon was relieved of his command. He had been

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