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Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte I once said Even when I am gone I shall remain in peoples minds the star of their rights my name will be the war cry of their efforts the motto of their hopes By this Napoleon meant he wanted to be remembered throughout the years to come as a hero a legend Napoleon took charge when the French Revolution developed He wanted to conquer and he certainly did Napoleon will never be forgotten Napoleon grew up during the inextricable time of the French Revolution During this time people were highly taxed and very much underpaid The monarchy was losing power and later on ended up being beheaded This was the childhood environment Napoleon grew up in Napoleon became a very powerful leader but resulted in a downfall because of his pride and stubbornness He had betrayed the trust of many people However he is certainly an important historical figure His strong military maneuvering and leadership skills are not to be forgotten Napoleon was born on the island of Corsica on August 15 1769 into a noble Italian family He was the son of Carlo Bonaparte and Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte His father was a lawyer who fought for Corsican independence but after the French occupied the island of Corsica in 1768 he became a prosecutor and judge and entered the French aristocracy as a count Napoleon was growing up during the chaotic time of the French Revolution People were highly taxed and underpaid and the monarchys power was in a downward spiral which resulted in death Napoleon was sent to Brienne a military school by his parents at the age of ten No Bonaparte in his family had ever become a professional soldier before Napoleon was severely teased in Brienne but he certainly fought back Months later he transferred to a royal military school because of its known strictness and discipline He graduated in 1785 when
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