Bonaparte, Napoléon

Revolutionary General, Consul and then Emperor, 1769 - 1821

Portrait of Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), General
Portrait of Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), General

Bonaparte, Napoléon: In 1793, this Corsican patriot and admirer of Robespierre succeeded in taking Toulon back from the English. Promoted to a general, he forcefully repressed the Parisian insurrection of October 5, 1795 before conducting a victorious military campaign in Italy (1796) and then Egypt (1798), wherefrom he returned the following year in order to establish a more authoritarian and conservative republic: the Consulate. In 1804, he became emperor.

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