Emperor Napoleon I Napoleon I was born on 15 August, 1769 at Ajaccio in Corsica. How many siblings did he have? 5 brothers 4 brothers and 3 sisters 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 How many legitimate children did Napoleon I have? 1 son, Napoléon-François-Charles-Joseph (1811-1832) None Aged 24, the young Bonaparte retook Toulon captured by the English. To what rank was he was promoted? Commandant Brigadier general of the Artillery Brigade Between 1796 and 1797, general Bonaparte was very successful during the First Italian Campaign. Which of these are famous battles from that campaign? (several choices available) Arcole, 17 November, 1796 Milan, 19 November, 1796 Rivoli, 14 January, 1797 In 1798, General Bonaparte led a military and scientific expedition, to which country? China Australia Egypt 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 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. On which date was Napoleon crowned "Hereditary Emperor of the French" in Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris? 2 December, 1802 Christmas Day, 1803 2 December, 1804 One or more of the following phrases is true: (several choices available) 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. Which of these phrases 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. 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. 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). Napoleon I abdicated a second time on 22 June, 1815, after his defeat at Waterloo, 18 June. Where is Waterloo? Austria Switzerland Belgium On 5 May, 1821, Napoleon I died on the island of Saint Helena (South Atlantic). Where is he buried? On the island of Saint Helena, in the garden of Longwood House; he is still buried there. In Paris (France) in a tomb at Les Invalides; his body was laid there on 15 December 1840.