Napoleon Timeline

  • Birth of Napoleon

    August 15, 1769, Isle of Corsica
  • Becomes officer in French artillery

    He bacame an officer in the French atillery
  • Concordat signed

    He signed the Concordat
  • Becomes a General in the French Army

    He becomes a General for the French Army
  • Napoleon becomes head of the French state, establishes the consulate

    He became head of the French State
  • “First Consul for Life”

    He had a defeat and proclaimed as emperor.
  • The Napoleonic Code

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

    He bacame Emperor of the French.
  • Trafalgar

    British defeat French naval battle
  • “Continental System”

    He created the Continental System
  • Campaign in Russia

    The official political aim of the campaign was to liberate Poland from the threat of Russia. Napoleon named the campaign the Second Polish War.
  • Elba

    He was exiled to here
  • Congress of Vienna

    They Created a congress
  • Waterloo

    This was the location of Napoleon's final defeat.
  • St. Helena

    He dies as a prisoner here
  • Death of Napoleon

    Napoleon died aged 52 in 1821, on the island of St Helena