Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the greatest military commanders in history. He was military general and the first ever emperor of France. He was born on August 15, 1769, on the Island of Corsica. His father Carlo Buonaparte was an important attorney who represented Corsica at the court of the French king.

Napoleon went to a military academy in France and had a formal military training. His family members and close friends called him by his nickname Nabulio. As a child, he was extremely good at maths.


Quick Facts: –

  • There is a world famous rumor that Napoleon had a short stature but it’s not true. He was 5’7” which is an average male height.
  • He is best remembered for his political and military prowess.
  • As a young boy, Napoleon wanted to be a writer. He once wrote a romance novel but it was never published.
  • Napoleon was superstitious and believed in omens, demons and the concept of luck.
  • To this day, it is illegal in France to name a pig ‘Napoleon’.
  • Canned foods were first used by Napoleon’s army. His army also discovered the Rosetta stone.
  • It has been said that Napoleon Bonaparte was a workaholic and would sleep only for 3 to 4 hours in a day.
  • He made himself the Emperor of France in 1804.
  • Bonaparte could not stand the smell of paint.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte died on May 5, 1821. It has been said that he died from stomach cancer.