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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Person of the Day: Napoleon

"Napoleon Bonaparte (born Napoleone di Buonaparte) (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a general during the French Revolution, the ruler of France as First Consul of the French Republic from 11 November 1799 to 18 May 1804, Emperor of the French under the name Napoleon I from 18 May 1804 to 6 April 1814, and was briefly restored as Emperor from 20 March to 22 June 1815. He was also King of Italy, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation and Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine.

Over the course of little more than a decade, the armies of France under his command fought almost every European power and acquired control of most of continental Europe by conquest or alliance. The disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812 marked a turning point. Following the Russian campaign and the defeat at Leipzig in October 1813, the Allies invaded France, forcing Napoleon to abdicate in April 1814. He was exiled to the island of Elba. He staged a comeback known as the Hundred Days, but was defeated at Waterloo on 18 June 1815. He spent the remaining six years of his life on the island of St. Helena in the Atlantic Ocean under British supervision."
Source: Wikipedia

Audio:
Napoleon 1O1 - TPN
Napoleon on Project Management - Controlling Chaos

Video:
Napoleon - Google Video
Napoleon - YouTube

Photos:
Napoleon - Flickr

Learn:
Napoleon Bonaparte - About.com
Napoleon - MIT OCW

Books:
War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy - The University of Adelaide Library

See also:
Person of the Day - The World 2 Come

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