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Napoleon I Bonaparte / Portrait, Gobelin
Napoleon I Bonaparte,
Emperor of the French,
Ajaccio (Corsica) 15.8.1769 – Longwood
(St. Helena) 5.5.1821.

Portrait.

(Detail).
By anonymous artist, France, c....
Napoleon I on his Imperial Throne
Napoleon Bonaparte crosses the Alps over St. Bernhard’s Pass
Bonaparte Crossing the Alps
Portrait of Napoleon as King of Italy
Bonaparte on the Bridge of Arcole
Napoleon Bonaparte as First Consul
The Emperor Napoleon I
Napoleon I at Fontainebleau on 31st March 1814 after receiv
Napoloeon’s Coronation
Napoleon’s Coronation
Napoleon’s Coronation
Napoleon’s Coronation
Napoleon’s Coronation
Napoleon’s Coronation
Napoleon’s Coronation
Napoleon’s Coronation
Napoleon’s Coronation
Napoleon’s Coronation
Coronation of Napoleon
Napoléon Ier présente le roi de Rome aux dignitaires de l’E
Napoleon on Horseback
Napoleon in burning Moscow
Campagne de France, 1814
Napoleon as commander of the Chasseurs de la Garde
Bataille du pont d’Arcole, 15–17 novembre 1796
The Battle of Rivoli
The Battle of Rivoli
Bonaparte harangue l’armée française avant la bataille des
The Battle of the Pyramids
"The Battle of the Pyramids."
Bataille des Pyramides, 21 juillet 1798
Bataille des Pyramides (…)
Le général Bonaparte donne un sabre au chef militaire d’Ale
Bonaparte in the Council of the Five– hundred at Saint-Clou
Les Comices de Lyon
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Napoleon I. Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)
5 May 2021 - 200th anniversary of death

After seizing political power in France during a coup d’état in 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself emperor in 1804. He subsequently waged war against various coalitions of European nations and conquered much of Europe in the process. However, after an unsuccessful French invasion of Russia in 1812, Napoleon abdicated the throne and was exiled to the island of Elba. In 1815, he briefly returned to power during his so-called "Hundred Days campaign". Yet after another crushing defeat at the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon abdicated once again and was exiled to the remote island of Saint Helena, where he died in 1821 aged 51.

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