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Napoleon Bonaparte (born Napoleone di Buonaparte; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821), later known by his regnal name Napoleon I, was a French emperor and military commander who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars. He was the leader of the French Republic as First Consul from 1799 to 1804, then of the French Empire as Emperor of the French from 1804 until 1814, and briefly again in 1815. His political and cultural legacy endures as a celebrated and controversial leader. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Napoleon has received more than 45,195,351 page views. His biography is available in 199 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 195 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 15,577After him are Adolf Hitler, Julius Caesar, Louis XIV of France, Joseph Stalin, Cleopatra, Vladimir Lenin, Thomas Jefferson, Augustus, Charlemagne, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and Vladimir Putin.

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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 Lannes, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ivan Krylov, André-Jacques Garnerin, and William Smith. Among people deceased in 1821, Napoleon ranks 1After him are John Keats, Joseph de Maistre, John William Polidori, Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon, Duchess of Orléans, Caroline of Brunswick, Franz Karl Achard, William I, Elector of Hesse, Johann Jacob Schweppe, Gregory V of Constantinople, Tudor Vladimirescu, and Jean Rapp.

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Among people born in France, Napoleon ranks 1 out of 6,011After him are Louis XIV of France (1638), René Descartes (1596), Joan of Arc (1412), Blaise Pascal (1623), Louis Pasteur (1822), Voltaire (1694), Victor Hugo (1802), Claude Monet (1840), Montesquieu (1689), Louis XVI of France (1754), and Jules Verne (1828).


Among politicians born in France, Napoleon ranks 1After him are Louis XIV of France (1638), Louis XVI of France (1754), Napoleon III (1808), Louis XV of France (1710), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Henry IV of France (1553), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Philip IV of France (1268), Louis XIII of France (1601), Claudius (-10), and Francis I of France (1494).