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Napoleon Bonaparte who is also known as the little Corsican was born on August 15 1769 in Ajaccio Corsica His original name was Napoleone He had 7 brothers and sisters and his original nationality was Corsican-Italian He also despised the French and thought they were oppressors of his native land His father was a lawyer and was also anti-French One reason Napoleon may have been such an excellent conqueror was that he was raised in a family of radicals When Napoleon was nine his dad sent him to a French military government school where he was constantly teased by the French students for he was small and physically weak It is because of this that Napoleon is believed to have had dreams of personal glory and triumph an intriguing foreshadow of what was to become of him In 1784 to 1785 Napoleon attended the Ecole Militaire Military School in Paris where he received his military training He studied to be an artillery man and an officer and when he finished his training he joined the French army At the time he was only 16 years old Soon after that his father died and he was left with the responsibility of taking care of the huge Bonaparte family which is where he first learned how to handle a large crowd Napoleon was stationed in Paris in 1792 and after the French monarchy was overthrown on August 10 1792 Napoleon decided to make his move up in the ranks After this Napoleon started becoming a recognized officer In 1792 Napoleon was raised to the rank of captain In 1793 he was chosen to direct the artillery against the siege in Toulon where he seized ground where he could get his guns in range of the British ships Soon after that Toulon fell and Napoleon was once again raised in rank This time to brigadier general In 1795 he saved the revolutionary
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