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Napoleons life was a very interesting one Starting a poor boy hated by most rising to rule a huge empire and then finally being destroyed by his own arrogance and ending his life humbled remembering what he had doe and leaving it all in his memoirs for the world to read Napoleon was born in 1769 on the Island of Corsica His parents Carlo and Letizia Bonaparte were poor nobles When Napoleon was just 10 years old his father helped to get him a mathematical scholarship to a military school at Brienne In the school Napoleon was hated and considered a foreigner With no friends Napoleon concentrated on academics but still only graduated 42nd in us class of 58 he then continued his education at the Military academy of Paris After one year there he became second Lieutenant of artillery at the age of 17 As a Lieutenant Napoleon did a lot of reading mainly in the subjects of history geography economic affairs and philosophy Napoleon was assigned to a post at the Valence garrison when he became a Lieutenant but spent most of his time in Corsica without permission During one of these visits Napoleon had trouble with a Corsican nationalist named Pasquale Paoli and Napoleon and his family fled to Marseille in 1793 Later in 1793 the beginning of the French revolution Napoleon led an artillery brigade to push out a British fleet that the Royalists had allowed in Napoleons mission was a success and he was promoted to general and was assigned to the army in Northern Italy During the early part of the revolution Napoleon had supported Maximilien Robespierres revolutionary group and when Robespiere was overthrown in 1794 Napoleon spent two months in jail for being associated with him When he was released from jail Napoleon refused to fight a rebellion in Vandee and he lost his military position for it In 1795 Paul Barras the military leader of a
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