The age of Napoleon

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  • Battle of Toulon

    Battle of Toulon
    This was a naval battle in the Mediterranean off the coast of Toulon that was also known as the Battle of Cape Sicie.
  • Napoleon is born

    Napoleon is born
    Napoleon Bonaparte was born on Aug. 15, 1769 in Ajaccio, France.
  • Start of the French Revolution

    Start of the French Revolution
    The start of the French Revolution was caused by social and political dispute between classes.
  • 18 Brumaire coup

    18 Brumaire coup
    The coup of 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)
    This was the first vote where Napoleon was put into power as first consul.
  • Napoleonic code

    Napoleonic code
    This was the French civil code established by Napoleon.
  • Napoleons Coronation

    Napoleons Coronation
    This was said to mark the instantiation of modern empire, representing a transperantly masterminded piece of modern propaganda.
  • Battle of Trafalgar

    Battle of Trafalgar
    This 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
    When the French Empire effectively crushed the Third Coalition under the rule of Napoleon.
  • Retreat of Moscow

    Retreat of Moscow
    This was when Napoleon had to get his army out of the ruins in Moscow.
  • Battle of Leipzig

    Battle of Leipzig
    This was a battle fought by the coalition of armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria, and Sweden agains Napoleon's army.
  • Exile to Elba

    Exile to Elba
    Napoleon was exiled to an island in the Mediterranean while he kept his title of emperor and had sovereignty of the island.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    Battle of Waterloo
    When Napoleon lost this battle against the armies of the Seventh Coalition, it ended his rule as French emperor.
  • Exile to St Helena

    Exile to St Helena
    This was when Napoleon was finally sent to St Helena after he was improsined in France.
  • Napoleon's death

    Napoleon's death
    Napoleon died on May 5th, 1821 in Longwood.
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    The Reign of Terror

    This was a period of violence that occured after the onset of the French Revolution.
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    Egyptian campaign

    This was Napoleon Bonapartes campaign to protect French trade interests and undermine Britain's access to India.
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    Continental System

    This was when Napoleon issued the Berlin Decree in response to the naval blockade of the French coasts enacted by the British Government.
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    Peninsular War

    This was a military conflict between France and the allied powers of Spain for the control of the Iberian Peninsula.
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    Invasion of Russia

    This was when Napoleon's army attempted to engage and defeat Russian army.
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    Hundred Days

    This marked the period between Napoleon's return from exile and the second restoration of King Louis XVIII