Napoleon

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Napoléon Bonaparte (English pronunciation /nəˈpəʊlɪən ˈbəʊnəpɑ:t/; 1769 – 1821) was a French statesman and military leader of the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars and was Emperor of France from 1804 until 1814 and again briefly in 1815.[1]

After his final defeat at the hands of the Anglo-Prussian allies at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the British exiled him to St Helena, an island in the mid-Atlantic. There he studied English.[2] His English teacher was a companion and supporter who had followed him into exile, Emmanuel, Comte de Las Cases. Articles sometimes appear in the media about this (e.g.[3][4]) By all accounts Napoleon was rather better at military strategy than learning English.


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