The Age of Napolean

  • Napolean is born

    Napolean is born
    Napolean was born in Corsica, and island off the southern coast of France.
  • Start of the French Revolution

    Start of the French Revolution
    The storming of the Bastille started the French Revolution. A huge group of people marched to the Bastille, searching for gun powder and prisoners that had been taken by the unpopular and detested King, Louis XVI.
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    The Reign of Terror

    The Reign of Terror was a period of violence that occurred after the onset of the French Revolution.
  • Battle of Toulon

    Battle of Toulon
    The Battle of Toulon was an early Republican victory over a Royalist rebellion in the Southern French city of Toulon.
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    Egyptian campaign

    Napoleon Bonaparte launched an offensive military campaign in Egypt in an effort to protect France's trade interests.
  • 18 Brumaire coup

    18 Brumaire coup
    The coup of 18 Brumaire brought General Napoleon Bonaparte to power as First Consul of France, and ended the French Revolution.
  • First Consul for Life plebiscite (vote)

    First Consul for Life plebiscite (vote)
    Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Consul for life on the results of the plebiscite.
  • Napoleonic Code

    Napoleonic Code
    The French civil code established under Napoléon and it forbade privileges based on birth, allowed freedom of religion, and specified that government jobs should go to the most qualified.
  • Battle of Trafalgar

    Battle of Trafalgar
    The Battle of Trafalgar was a naval engagement fought by the Royal Navy against the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies
  • Battle of Austerlitz

    Battle of Austerlitz
    The Battle of Austerlitz was one of Napoleon's greatest victories, where the French Empire effectively crushed the Third Coalition.
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    Continental System

    The Continental System was the foreign policy of Napoleon I of France in his struggle against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland during the Napoleonic Wars.
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    Peninsular War

    The Peninsular War was a military conflict between France and the allied powers of Spain, the United Kingdom and Portugal for control of the Iberian Peninsula.
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    Invasion of Russia

    Invasion of Russia was a Russian victory over the French army in 1812 that marked a huge blow to Napoleon’s ambitions of European dominance.
  • Retreat from Moscow

    Retreat from Moscow
    The enormous army, featuring more than 500,000 soldiers and staff, is forced to begin a hasty retreat out of the burning, deserted Moscow of Russia.
  • Battle of Leipzig

    Battle of Leipzig
    The Battle of Leipzig was fought by the coalition armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden against the French army of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, at Leipzig, Saxony.
  • Exile to Elba

    Exile to Elba
    The Coalition invaded France, forced Napoleon to abdicate and exiled him to the island of Elba.
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    Hundred Days

    The Hundred Days marked the period between Emperor Napoleon I of France's return from exile on Elba to Paris.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    Battle of Waterloo
    An Imperial French army under the command of Emperor Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition.
  • Exile to St Helena

    Exile to St Helena
    Napoleon was imprisoned and then exiled to the island of Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean, from the west coast of Africa.
  • Death

    An autopsy concluded he died of stomach cancer, but there has been some debate about the cause of his death, as some scholars have speculated that he was a victim of arsenic poisoning.