Napoleon Bonaparte

By jartz
  • Napoleon Invades Italy

    Napoleon Invades Italy
    Napoleon was chosen to lead French troops into Italy, where the French defeated the Austrians, who ruled Italy at that time. From the victory, France recieved Belgium from Austria. Also, France acquired many Italian art treasures and placed them in a famous museum called the Louvre.
  • Eygpt

    After Napolean invaded Italy, he sailed for Eygpt. This is where British forces were stationed. Although Napolean won land there, his troops were defeated by the British. Also, the french succesfully established their influence in Eygpt. Eygpt was also the place of discovery of the Rosetta Stone by the French troops accompanying Napolean.
  • The Consulate

    The Consulate
    Napoleon and two others had plotted to take over the government. On this date, they successfully took over named the new government the Consulate. Napoleon took the name of First Consul.
  • Austria

    Napoleon led French forces to victory over Austria.
  • Peace Treaty with Great Britain

    Peace Treaty with Great Britain
    Napolean arranged a peace treaty with Great Britain.
  • First Consul

    First Consul
    Napoleon asked the people to elect him First Consul, which they did so in plebiscite.
  • Britain Declares War on France

    Britain Declares War on France
    Great Britain felt threatened by Napoleon's actions and therefore declared war on France. However, Great Britain and their allies weren't able to stop Napoleon and his army.
  • Emperor

    The French made Napoleon emperor of France. His coronation was held in the Notre Dame Cathedral. The Pope came from Rome for the crowning, but did not crown Napoleon. However, Napoleon took the crown out of the Pope's hand and crowned himself instead.
  • Napoleon Crowned Himself King of Italy

    Napoleon Crowned Himself King of Italy
    Napoleon crowned himself king of Italy.
  • Confederation of the Rhine

    Confederation of the Rhine
    Napoleon created the Confederation of Rhine, which consisted of conquered German states.
  • Invaded Spain and Portugal

    Invaded Spain and Portugal
    Napoleon invaded Spain and Portugal.
  • Papal States, Pope in Prison

    Papal States, Pope in Prison
    Napolean made the Papal states part of France and put the Pope in prison. This made France's boundaries include part of Europe.
  • Great Britain

    Great Britain
    Napoleon was unable to defeat the British army, and decided to seek victory in other ways. He put an embargo on Great Britain of whom he called a "nation of shopkeepers", However, his order was hard to enforce. Thus, proved unsuccessful.
  • Invaded Russia

    Invaded Russia
    After Napoleon's failed attempts to take control of Great Britain, he decided to go after Russia. Organizing an army of 600,000 soldiers of different nationalities, he advanced into Russia. The Russians only fought one battle and retreated, which brought the French deeper into Russia. Along the way, the Russians burned the villages and food supplies to leave nothing for the advancing Russians, which is a tactic called a "scorched earth policy".
  • Moscow

    Napoleon reached Moscow, which had been abandoned by the Russians. After the French arrived, the city caught fire, destroying 3/4 of it. This left the army with no food or shelter.
  • French Freeze

    French Freeze
    With no food, supplies and disease, hundreds of thousands of French soldiers froze to death from temperatures of the Russian winter.Temperatures fell to 40 degrees below 0. This caused fewer than 100,000 French soldiers to return to France.
  • Allies Join Together

    Allies Join Together
    Although Napoleon quickly raised another army, they weren't trained very well. They were defeated by the allied forces of Austria, Prussia, Russia, and Great Britain, which was the first time the 4 countries joined together to fight Napoleon.
  • Allies Take Paris

    Allies Take Paris
    The allies took Paris, forcing Napolean to abdictate. He was sent into exile to the small island of Elba off the coast of Italy. However, he managed to escape and gathered enough troops to invade France. For 100 days, Napoleon regained emperor.
  • Waterloo

    The allies, who were under the British leadership of the Duke of Wellington, finally defeated him.
  • Death!

    After his defeat, he was sent into exile to the island of St. Helena off the west coast of Africa, which is where he died.