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Emperor Napoleon I
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1. Napoleon I was born on 15 August, 1769 at Ajaccio in Corsica. How many siblings did he have?
4 brothers and 3 sisters
2. How many times was Napoleon I married?
Once. To Josephine de Beauharnais, in 1796.
Twice. To Josephine and then to Marie-Louise of Austria, in 1810.
3. How many legitimate children did Napoleon I have?
1 son, Napoléon-François-Charles-Joseph (1811-1832).
4. Aged 24, the young Bonaparte retook Toulon captured by the English. To what rank was he was promoted?
Brigadier general of the Artillery Brigade
5. Between 1796and 1797, general Bonaparte was very successful during the First Italian Campaign. Which of these are famous battles from that campaign?
Arcole, 17 November, 1796.
Milan, 19 November, 1796.
Rivoli, 14 January, 1797.
6. In 1798, general Bonaparte led an military and scientific expedition, to which country?
7. Napoleon Bonaparte overturned the Directory during a coup d'etat, the 18 and 19 Brumaire. What date is this using today's calendar?
15-16 September, 1799.
9-10 November, 1799.
2-3 December, 1799.
8. During the Consulate, Bonaparte set about modernising France. Which of these sentences is false?
On 13 February, 1800, the Bank of France was created.
On 17 February, 1800, a law was passed creating the prefects and sub-prefects.
On 20 January, 1804, all customs formalities were suppressed.
9. ON which date was Napoleon crowned "Hereditary emperor of the French" in the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris?
10. One or more of the following phrases is true.
On 1 May, 1802, Napoleon created the Lycée high schools.
On 18 May, 1802, Napoleon created the Legion of Honour.
On 21 March, 1804, the Civil Code was enacted.
11. Which of these prhases is false?
On 21 October, 1805, Napoleon beat the British navy and Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar.
On 2 December, 1805, Napoleon won the Battle of Austerlitz against the Russians and their Austrian allies.
On 5-6 July, 1809, Napoleon won the Battle of Wagram against the Austrians.
12. During the Russian Campaign of 1812, Napoleon won the Battle of Smolensk, and the Battle of Borodino and entered Moscow 14 September, 1812. Despite these victories, he returned quickly to Paris, Why?
He had fallen seriously ill in Russia and feared dying far from Paris.
The (failed) attempt at a coup d'etat by General Malet in Paris.
13. What does the expression 'the Hundred Days' refer to?
The duration of Napoleon's first exile on the island of Elba.
The period from the return from Elba to the Battle of Waterloo (March to June 1815).
14. Napoleon I abdicated a second time on 22 June, 1815, after his defeat at Waterloo, 18 June. Where is Waterloo?
15. On 5 May, 1821, Napoleon I died on the island of Saint Helena (South Atlantic). Where was he was buried?
On the island of Saint Helena, in the garden of Longwood House; he is still buried there.
In France, in Paris, in the tomb at Les Invalides, laid there on 15 December, 1840.