b. Aug. 15, 1769, Ajaccio, Corsica
d. May 5, 1821, St. Helena Island
French infull NAPOLÉON BONAPARTE, original ltalian NAPOLEONE BUONAPARTE, byname THE CORSICAN, or THE LITTLE CORPORAL, French LE CORSE, or LE PETIT CAPORAL French general, First Consul (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15), one of the most celebrated personages in the history of the West. He revolutionized military organization and training; sponsored the Napoleonic Code; the prototype of later civil-law codes; reorganized education; and established the long-lived Concordat with the papacy.
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