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10. Napoleon was born in Corsica, an island owned by Italy up until only 2 years before Napoleon’s birth.
9. Napoleon was not a religious man, most probably an atheist, but he respected other people’s religion and was accepting of other religions in conquered lands.
8. Napoleon was not particularly short, though not tall, either.
7. Napoleon was an admirer of George Washington and yearned for a “United States of Europe,” ideally with France at its head.
6. Far from being a callous butcher, Napoleon cared deeply about his soldiers, lining streets and roads in France with trees so his men would not have to march in the sun.
5. Napoleon was NOT “the Little Corporal.”
4. Napoleon was not a rear echelon type, but directed battles from as close to the front as possible and still get an overall picture of what was happening.
3. Napoleon valued science and education, and sponsored and encouraged both pursuits.
2. Napoleon’s first wife, Josephine, is the ancestor to much of today’s European royalty, even though she never bore Napoleon a child!
1. More books, essays, and other material has been written about Napoleon Bonaparte than any other mortal human in history.