Historical Who is Who

NAPOLEON

1769 1821
CORSICA + FRANCE
POLITICS

Corsican born, followed by education in France, Napoleon Bonaparte is best known as Emperor with military prowess proven by his succession of military successes (mostly on land, rather than naval) across Europe. He is criticised for self-promotion. He deserves recogntion for his part in the development of civil law and its extension across Europe. In the aftermath of the French Revolution he was responsible for introducing the Napoleonic Code in 1804 which included controls against the privilege of birth and need for employment based on qualifications and merit; freedom of speech and religion; trial by jury

 

  • Life

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/bonaparte_napoleon.shtml

http://www.historytoday.com/gemma-betros/napoleon-man

http://www.napoleonguide.com

http://www.intelligencesquared.com/events/napoleon-the-great-andrew-roberts-adam-zamoyski

http://www.crf-usa.org/bill-of-rights-in-action/bria-15-2-a-the-code-napoleon

 

  • Writings

http://history.hanover.edu/courses/excerpts/111napoleon.html

http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/government/c_code.html

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3567/3567-h/3567-h.htm

 

 

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