The Age of Napoleon

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  • Napoleon is Born

    Napoleon is Born
    Napoleon was born on the 15th of August 1769 in Ajaccio, Cosica, France.
  • Start of the French Revolution

    Start of the French Revolution
    The French revolution started on the 14th of July, 1789. It started with the storming of the Bastille, which the French now celebrate as "Bastille Day".
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    The Reign of Terror

    A period of violence that occured after the onset of the French Revolution.
  • The Battle of Toulon

    The Battle of Toulon
    The battle of Toulon was a Republican victory over a royalist rebellion in the southern French city of Toulon.
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    Egyptian Campaign

    Napoleon's campaign in the orient to protect French trade interests.
  • 18 Brumaire Coup

    18 Brumaire Coup
    This brought Napoleon to power as the first consul for life and ended the French Revolution.
  • First Consul for Life

    First Consul for Life
    Napleon established himself as the head of government in France while not declaring himself head of state.
  • Napoleonic Code

    Napoleonic Code
    The Napoleonic Code forbade privileges based on birth, allowed freedom of religion, and specified that government jobs should go to the most qualified
  • napoleon's Coronation

    napoleon's Coronation
    The coronation of Napoleon as Emperor of France, has been said to mark "the instantiation of modern empire".
  • 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, during the War of the Third Coalition
  • Battle of Austerlitz

    Battle of Austerlitz
    One of Napoleon's greatest victories, where the French Empire effectively crushed the Third Coalition. On 2 December 1805 a French army, commanded by Emperor Napoleon defeated a Russo-Austrian army, commanded by Tsar Alexander I and Holy Roman Emperor Francis II.
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    Continental system

    The continental system was the foreign policy of Napoleon 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 during the Napoleonic Wars.
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    The Invasion of Russia

    The French Invasion of Russia began when Napoleon's Grande Armée crossed the Neman River in an attempt to engage and defeat the Russian army.
  • Retreat From Moscow

    Retreat From Moscow
    One month after Napoleon's massive invading force entered a burning and deserted Moscow, the starving French army is forced to begin a hasty retreat out of Russia.
  • Exile to Elba

    Exile to Elba
    Napoleon abdicates the throne, and, in the Treaty of Fontainebleau, is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba.
  • Battle of Leipzig

    Battle of Leipzig
    The Battle of Leipzig or Battle of the Nations was fought by the coalition armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden against the French army of Napoleon at Leipzig, Saxony. Napoleon's army also contained Polish and Italian troops as well as Germans from the Confederation of the Rhine.
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    Hundred Days

    The Hundred Days marked the period between Napoleon's return from exile on Elba to Paris on 20 March 1815 and the second restoration of King Louis XVIII on 8 July 1815.
  • Battle fo Waterloo

    The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. An Imperial French army under the command of 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, In his first two months there, he lived in a pavilion on the Briars estate, which belonged to a William Balcombe.
  • Death

    In February 1821, Napoleon's health began to fail rapidly, and on 3 May two British physicians attended on him but could only recommend palliatives. He died two days later