She was the most famous woman in Europe during the nineteenth century. She was born in Paris on 22 April Her parents named her Germaine Necker. Her father was Jacques Necker, a wealthy Genevese banker.
Political upheaval was constant as the people of France suffered through a successive cycle of regimes taking power and then failing. Napoleon ended this when he took power.
He gave the country a strong economy backed by silver and gold.
He established religious freedom and low prices for basic foods to keep the citizens from starving. Not only did he improve life in France but he established legal precedents for civil law that are still recognized today.
Napoleonic Codes These legal precedents, referred to as the Napoleonic codes, divided civil law into three distinct categories: This system influenced many of the legal systems that would subsequently develop throughout the Atlantic Ocean.
The Codes involving personal status included the establishment of all male citizens as equal and disregarded the previous establishment of rule by class and nobility.
Also, the Code enforced freedom and civil rights.
Also, it put women below men, who were in charge of all matters surrounding family property and children. The Code also established property rights as well as the process for contracts. Although Napoleon wrote the Code for France, many other countries adopted similar translations following its initial implementation.
It is still actively in place in some Latin American countries. Napoleon recognized his contribution to the countries around the world as his most timeless and enduring.
Conquests and Ideologies Napoleon was also one of the greatest generals in military history.
He conquered many European nations and spread ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity throughout Europe. The leaders of competing empires did not like this, as it challenged the feudalism and aristocratic status quo that protected the higher echelons of society. He was forced into exile when he miscalculated an invasion of Russia.
Within the year, Napoleon escaped and regained his power as Napoleon I, but quickly lost the Battle of Waterloo and exiled a second time to Saint Helena as a British prisoner. During the second exile, Napoleon died of causes which are still undetermined, but some believe it was stomach cancer.
While he was on Saint Helena, he was on an island with no chances of escape. His mother and sister lived there in big mansions, and he had lovers. Napoleon even improved the infrastructure of the island, increased agriculture.
He also improved the school and legal systems.
The people of Elba still commemorate Napoleon to this day with a parade on the day of his death during his exile in Saint Helena.Birth and education.
Napoleon Bonaparte was born in Casa Buonaparte in the town of Ajaccio, Corsica, on the 15th of August This was one year after the island was given to France by the Republic of Genoa.
He was the second of eight children. The French Revolution created Napoleon Bonaparte (). Napoleon combined a passion for power with his genius for leadership.
Much of what Napoleon accomplished over fifteen years seemed to both undermine and preserve the principles of Napoleon I, also called Napoléon Bonaparte, was a French military general and statesman.
Napoleon played a key role in the French Revolution (–99), served as first consul of France (–), and was the first emperor of France (–14/15).
Today Napoleon is widely considered one of the greatest military generals in history. The Napoleon complex. Diminutive in stature but towering in influence – few figures in history stand taller than Napoleon Bonaparte. Loved by his men, feared by his foes, the Duke of Wellington. Napoleon ended the French Revolution, created the Napoleonic code of civil law and waged conquest throughout Europe during the Napoleonic Wars.
Napoleon's ideals of freedom, social equality and abolishing European feudalism impacted many European nations. The French Revolution was a tumultuous time.
The Napoleon complex. Diminutive in stature but towering in influence – few figures in history stand taller than Napoleon Bonaparte. Loved by his men, feared by his foes, the Duke of Wellington.