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This essay will give an overview of Napoleons life explain the excerpt from The Prince and explain using evidence from Napoleons life how Napoleon followed the advice in The Prince Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 5th 1769 in Corsica to an aristocratic family At age nine Napoleon left for France to study at Brienne a private school In 1984 he moved to Paris to study at the Royal Military Academy A year later Napoleon entered the military as a second lieutenant Directly following the French Revolution he returned to his home island He realized that he had large differences with the governor and soon became the leader of a group opposed to the Corsican government When Napoleons home was attacked and destroyed Napoleon was forced to flee for his life On June 10 1793 he was banished from his homeland On December 18 1793 under the command of 24 year old Napoleon the fleet of the revolutionary army attacked the British fleet Napoleon was wounded in battle and upon his return to France he was given a heros welcome Two years later at age 26 he was made a full general and put in command of the army of the interior In 1799 Napoleon took over the Directory and was voted consul for life Several years later on December 2nd 1804 Napoleon crowned himself emperor Napoleon realized he would not be able to militarily defeat Britain therefore he instituted the continental system a ban of trade against Britain When Portugal did not agree to this and continued to trade with Great Britain Napoleon marched through Spain to attack Portugal On his return through Spain he persuaded the king to step down and Napoleon appointed his brother in law Joseph Bonaparte king In 1812 Napoleon amassed a large number of troops on the Russian border and on June 23 he invaded Russia He won several victories and threw the Russians into retreat When the Russian
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