On August 15, 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte was born. He lived on the small Mediterranean island of Corsica. He was the second of eight surviving children born to Carlo Buonaparte.
When Napoleon Bonaparte became successful in the Military
Approx. November 9, 1799
On November 9, 1799, Napoleon became the First Consul, which means one of three equal men running the government. He was in charge, and would later make himself Emperor.
when Napoleon Bonaparte got into Politics
Approx. November 9, 1799
Napoleon got together an alliance with a number of political figures and they overthrew the Directory on November 9, 1799. His power was confirmed by the new Constitution of 1799, which preserved the appearance of a republic but in reality established a dictatorship.
The Napoleonic Wars
Approx. May 18, 1803 - Approx. Nov 20, 1815
The Napoleonic Wars were a series of major conflicts between the French Empire and its allies, led by Napoleon I, against a horde of European powers formed into various coalitions, financed and usually led by the United Kingdom.
When Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself emperor
December 2, 1804
On December 2, 1804 Napoleon crowned himself Emperor. According to legend, during the coronation he snatched the crown from the hands of Pope Pius VII and crowned himself, this displaying his rejection of the authority of the Pontiff.
The Congress of Vienna
November 1814 - June 1815
The Vienna Congress, was a meeting of ambassadors of European states, which the Austrian statesman Klemens von Metternich was there also. It was held in Vienna from November 1814 to June 1815, the delegates had arrived and were already negotiating by late September 1814.
Napoleon Falls from Power
June 22, 1815
Napoleon eventually fell from power in 1814 due to a combination of reasons, each resulting from a chain reaction originally caused by the failure of Napoleons' major military campaigns, such as the unfortunate campaign to invade Russia.
The Challenges of the French Empire
july 18, 1815
In 1812, Russia and other countries began to turn against the French occupation and culture. There wasn't enough soldiers to secure each territory to successfully strike at Russia. Russia made it worse by having troops burn the crops and villages along the French route, leaving the French without food or shelter during the brutal winter.
Napoleon Bonaparte's Death
May 5, 1821
In October of 1815, Napoleon was brought to the remote island of Saint Helena, in the South Atlantic Ocean. He later died there on May 5, 1821, at the age of 51. He had died from very bad stomach cancer.
Napoleon Bonaparte's Social and Economic Reforms
January 6, 1880
Napoleon strengthened the central government in France, by restoring the economic prosperity. He also controlled prices, encourage new industry, and built roads and canals.