1769 - 1821


Napoleon Bonaparte (; French: Napoléon [napɔleɔ̃ bɔnapaʁt]; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821), born Napoleone di Buonaparte (Italian: [napoleˈoːne di ˌbwɔnaˈparte]), byname "Le Corse" (The Corsican) or "Le Petit Caporal" (The Little Corporal), was a French statesman and military leader who became notorious as an artillery commander during the French Revolution. He led many successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars and was Emperor of the French as Napoleon I from 1804 until 1814 and again briefly in 1815 during the Hundred Days. Napoleon dominated European and global affairs for more than a decade while leading France against a series of coalitions during the Napoleonic Wars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Napoleon has received more than 21,490,905 page views. His biography is available in 190 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Napoleon ranks 1 out of 14,801After him are Adolf Hitler, Julius Caesar, Donald Trump, Louis XIV of France, Joseph Stalin, Thomas Jefferson, Augustus, Vladimir Lenin, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Charlemagne, and Elizabeth I of England.

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Among people born in 1769, Napoleon ranks 1After him are Alexander von Humboldt, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Georges Cuvier, Michel Ney, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Jean Lannes, Ivan Krylov, Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, André-Jacques Garnerin, and William Smith. Among people deceased in 1821, Napoleon ranks 1After him are John Keats, Joseph de Maistre, Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon, Duchess of Orléans, Franz Karl Achard, Caroline of Brunswick, William I, Elector of Hesse, John William Polidori, Johann Jacob Schweppe, Gregory V of Constantinople, Tudor Vladimirescu, and Louis Claude Richard.

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Among people born in France, Napoleon ranks 1 out of 4,109After him are Louis XIV of France (1638), Joan of Arc (1412), René Descartes (1596), Voltaire (1694), Victor Hugo (1802), Blaise Pascal (1623), Molière (1622), Louis Pasteur (1822), Claude Monet (1840), Jules Verne (1828), and Nostradamus (1503).


Among politicians born in France, Napoleon ranks 1After him are Louis XIV of France (1638), Louis XVI of France (1754), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Napoleon III (1808), Louis XV of France (1710), Henry IV of France (1553), Louis XIII of France (1601), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), Claudius (-10), Philip IV of France (1268), and Napoleon II (1811).

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