Napoleon Bonaparte

  • Napolean is born

  • The Start of The french Revolution

    Rioters stormed the Bastille fortress in an attempt to secure gunpowder and weapons.
  • 18 Brumaire Coup

    The coup of 18 Brumaire brought General Napoleon Bonaparte to power as First Consul of France
  • Napoleonic Code

    The code forbade privileges based on birth, allowed freedom of religion, and specified that government jobs should go to the most qualified.
  • Battle of Trafaglar

    British fleet under Admiral Lord Nelson defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar, fought off the coast of Spain.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    Marked the final defeat of French military leader and emperor Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Exile to St. Helena

    Napoleon retreated to Paris where (due to a lack of support from his military marshals) he was forced to renounce his throne
  • Napoleans Death

    Napoleon was subsequently exiled to the island of Saint Helena off the coast of Africa.
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    Battle of Toulon

    Early republican victory over a royalist rebellion in the southern French city of Toulon.
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    Egyptian Campaign

    Bonaprte eluded a British fleet, captured the port of Malta, and on July 1, 1798 landed with 35,00 soldiers in Egypt.
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    First Consul for Life

    The Consulate made government in France more efficient and abolished most of the remnants of class and privilege.
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    Peninsular War

    Military conflict between Napoleon's empire and the allied powers of Spain, Britain and Portugal for control of the Iberian Peninsula
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    Battle of Austerlitz

    The most important and decisive engagements of the Napoleonic Wars.
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    Continental System

    Napoleon's Berlin Decree, which banned British ships from entering European ports.
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    Invasion of Russia

    Napoleon's Grande Armée crossed the Neman River in an attempt to engage and defeat the Russian army.
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    Retreat from Moscow

    Moscow with his army largely intact and retreated only because the citizens of Moscow burned three-fourths of the city.
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    Battle of Leipzpig

    The biggest battle of the Napoleonic Wars. Separate but coordinated armies of Russians, Prussians, Swedes, and Austrians
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    Exile to Elba

    Abdicates the throne, and, in the Treaty of Fontainebleau, is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba.