Napoleon Bonaparte's Timeline

  • napoleon's birth

    napoleon's birth
    Napoleon Bonaparte is born in Corsica, a subject of King Louis XV of France.
  • Early Life/Teenage years

    Early Life/Teenage years
    Napoleon joins military school in France, where he topped at math and history. He receives a commission as an officer in the artillery division of the French army.
  • Period: to

    The French Revolution

    Parisian mobs storm the Bastille, and the French Revolution begins. The French Legislative Assembly abolishes the monarchy and declares France a Republic to be governed. The following January, King Louis XVI is killed. Thousands of aristocrats, including many French military officers, flee from France. They called it The Reign of Terror. At least 300,000 people are arrested; 17,000 are executed, and around 10,000 die in prison etc. Napoleon wins by defeating Royalist forces.
  • the end of The Reign Of Terror

    the end of The Reign Of Terror
    The Reign of Terror ends.
  • Period: to

    French Republic creates a new constitution

    The Convention of the French Republic creates a new constitution, establishing the Directory, as the leaders of the French government. Around October 5, in support of the Directory, Napoleon fires into a crowd of Royalists and defeats the anti-Republican forces that threaten the new government.
  • Period: to

    The Battle of the Pyramids

    Napoleon defeats Austrian forces, and France acquires significant new territory. From 1798 to 1799, he leads the campaign to conquer Egypt, eventually abandoning his army after a series of failures.
  • Napoleons beginning

    Napoleons beginning
    Hailed as a hero for defending the Directory, young general Bonaparte is appointed commander in chief of the French army. A week later, he marries Josephine de Beauharnais.
  • the coup of 18 Brumaire

    the coup of 18 Brumaire
    Napoleon engineers the overthrow of the Directory in the coup d’état of 18 Brumaire (November 9). A new government called the Consulate is proposed.
  • The Consulate

    The Consulate
    The Consulate is established with Bonaparte as First Consul.
  • The Battle Of Marengo

     The Battle Of Marengo
    he leads the French army in a daring march across the Alps, defeating the Austrian army in the Battle of Marengo
  • The Concordat of 1801

    The Concordat of 1801
    The Concordat of 1801 is signed by Pope Pius VII and Napoleon. This pact recognizes Catholicism as the religion of the vast majority of the French citizens, reconciling many French Catholics to the Consulate Government and healing one of the deepest wounds of the Revolution.
  • The Saint-Domingue expedition

    The Saint-Domingue expedition
    Napoleon sends an army to re-establish control over Saint Domingue, the most valuable of France’s colonies in the West Indies.
  • Taubira law

    Taubira law
    Napoleon passes a law reintroducing the slave trade in all French colonies; he has visions of a French empire in the Americas.
  • First Consul for Life

    First Consul for Life
    Bonaparte becomes First Consul for Life.
  • Napoleonic Code

    Napoleonic Code
    Napoleon Made a system of laws. This helped the country remove many crimes and give body to how the law is held. These laws are known as the Napoleonic code. But a negative of this is that it was so supportive of authority it actually limited individual rights of people. So slavery was back in order and no more freedom of speech/press.
  • Period: to

    Emperor Napoleon

    The Consulate is transformed into the Empire and Napoleon is declared Emperor of the French. In December, the Coronation of Napoleon and Josephine takes place at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. The Imperial Household is officially established.
  • Period: to

    crowned himself

    After Napoleon is crowned King of Italy (March 17), Austria and Russia join Britain in a new anti-French alliance. Napoleon makes plans to invade England.
  • Conquering of Europe

    Conquering of Europe
    Napoleon looked to controlling Europe rather than the colonies. He did so with ease, crushing his foes. The only country that he was having trouble with was Great Britain.
  • the Battle of Trafalgar

     the Battle of Trafalgar
    At the Battle of Trafalgar, the British naval fleet commanded by Admiral Nelson destroys the French navy. Napoleon’s invasion plans are ended.
  • Invasion of Russia

    Invasion of Russia
    One of Napoleon's biggest mistakes. The leaders of Russia would not stop trading with Great Britain and France decided to invade. They were not successful. While the French invaded the land Russians used the scorched earth tactic and burned villages, towns, and crops to keep the French troops from living off the land. Many soldiers died from cold, hunger and exhaustion.
  • The Hundred Days

    The Hundred Days
    Louis XVIII flees, Napoleon takes control, begins "Hundred Days" campaign, There was lots of campaigns to try to keep Napoleon in rule, but he was declared an outlaw and had been defeated.
  • Waterloo

    Defeated in the Battle of Waterloo by the British and Prussians, led by Wellington and Blucher
  • Accomplishments of Napoleon

    Accomplishments of Napoleon
    Napoleon had many accomplishments in his lifetime. he had failures but many great victories. He help change many things, like religous power He also made France's first consul. Overall he helped to form France into what it is today in the modern world.
  • Napoleon death

    Napoleon death
    Napoleon dies