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Napoleon Bonaparte (; French: Napoléon [napɔleɔ̃ bɔnapaʁt]; Corsican: Nabulione; Italian: Napoleone; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French statesman and military leader who led many successful campaigns during the French Revolution and 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. He won many of these wars and a vast majority of his battles, building a large empire that ruled over much of continental Europe before its final collapse in 1815. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Napoleon has received more than 22,938,092 page views. His biography is available in 195 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 190 in 2019). Napoleon is the most popular politician, the most popular biography from France and the most popular French Politician.

Napoleon is most famous for his military conquests and the establishment of the Napoleonic Code.

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Among politicians, Napoleon ranks 1 out of 15,710. After him are Julius Caesar, Adolf Hitler, Donald Trump, Louis XIV of France, Augustus, Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin, Charlemagne, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 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, Ivan Krylov, Jean Lannes, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, 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, Caroline of Brunswick, John William Polidori, Franz Karl Achard, William I, Elector of Hesse, 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 5,234. After him are Louis XIV of France (1638), René Descartes (1596), Joan of Arc (1412), Charlemagne (748), Voltaire (1694), Blaise Pascal (1623), Louis Pasteur (1822), Victor Hugo (1802), Claude Monet (1840), Montesquieu (1689), and Jules Verne (1828).


Among politicians born in France, Napoleon ranks 1After him are Louis XIV of France (1638), Charlemagne (748), Louis XVI of France (1754), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Napoleon III (1808), Louis XV of France (1710), Henry IV of France (1553), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Philip IV of France (1268), Claudius (-10), and Louis XIII of France (1601).