Name: Napoleon Bonaparte

Nationality: French

Occupation: Politician, General, Emperor, King, Protector

Life: 1769-08-14 - 1821-05-04

Bio: A French military and political leader who rose to prominence during theFrench Revolution. One of the greatest commanders in history, his campaigns are studied at military schools worldwide and he remains one of the most celebrated and controversial political figures in Western history. In civil affairs, Napoleon implemented foundational liberal reforms in France and across Europe. He established a system of public education, abolished the vestiges of feudalism, emancipated Jews and other religious minorities, enacted legal protections for an emerging middle class, and centralized state power at the expense of religious authorities.