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Rise and history of napolean


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Rise and history of napolean

  1. 1. Napoleon Bonaparte Emperor of France 1769 - 1821
  2. 2. Napoleon Bonaparte was born at Ajaccio in the Island of Corsica on 15th August 1769 in a poor lawyer’s family.
  3. 3. The rise of Napoleon came right after the fall of the Directory in 1796. The Directors often clashed with the legislative councils, who then made attempts to dismiss them. The Directory was highly politically unstable; hence, Napoleon rose to power as a military dictator.
  4. 4. Napoleon crowned himself the Emperor in 1804 and abolished dynasties. He viewed himself as a “moderniser of Europe” and was rightly seen as a liberator who introduced a uniform system of weights and measures, introduced laws to protect private property, etc. However, his quest for power led to his ultimate downfall with his defeat at Waterloo in 1815. Earlier, the Jacobins had overthrown King Louis XVI and established governance on their own module; but Robespierre’s administration was too harsh and relentless. Earlier, the Jacobins had overthrown King Louis XVI and established governance on their own .
  5. 5. After Jacobins, Robespierre government came up. The period from 1793 to 1794 is referred to as the Reign of Terror. Robespierre pursued his policies so relentlessly that even his supporters began to demand moderation. Finally, he was convicted by a court in July 1794, arrested and on the next day sent to the guillotine.
  7. 7. Battle of the Nile (March 8, 1798) The Battle of the Nile in French as the Bataille d'Aboukir was a major naval battle fought between British and French fleets at boukir Bay on the Mediterranean Coast of Egypt from 1–3 August 1798.
  8. 8. Battle of Copenhagen ( February 4, 1801) The Battle of Copenhagen was an engagement which saw a British fleet under the command of Admiral Sir Hyde Parker fight and strategically defeat a Danish- Norwegian fleet anchored just off Copenhagen on 2 April 1801. Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson led the main attack. He famously is reputed to have disobeyed Sir Hyde Parker's order to withdraw by holding the telescope to his blind eye to look at the signals from Parker.
  9. 9. Battle of Leipzig (July 10, 1814) 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. The battle marked the culmination
  10. 10. NapoleoncrownedhimselftheEmperorin 1804and abolisheddynasties.He viewedhimselfasa “modernizerof Europe”andwasrightlyseenasa liberatorwho introduceda uniformsystemof weightsandmeasures, introducedlawsto protectprivateproperty,etc
  11. 11. Finally He was defeated at Battle Of Waterloo in 1815
  12. 12. - BY DILPREET SINGH 9-B