There are several leaders that erected over the course of time. Many of these leaders were great thinkers. Others maintained the ability to lead others through action. Napoleon Bonaparte was a rare leader with the capacity to lead through both mediums. There were only a few individuals from history that display this combination of leadership. The rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte may be illustrated by evaluating his life.
Napoleon Bonaparte began life in 1769. He was born on August 15th of this year in Corsica. (Lockhart 2008) Corsica is a Mediterranean island. Napoleon's family established a status of nobility and financial stability on this island. Corsica was taken over by the French in the year 1768. This caused the family to take a hit in financial stability. (Lockhart 2008)
Napoleon started his education at a military college. Bonaparte was 8 when he began his studies. This began at the military college, Brienne, located in France. (Lockhart 2008) Napoleon was financed a scholarship at the college. He began attending the college in 1777. Once he left this college he attended the French military academy known as Ecole Militaire. Napoleon studied improved tactics and strategy at Ecole Militaire. (Forrest 2006) Napoleon graduated from Ecole Militaire at the age of 16. This occurred in the year 1785. (Lockhart 2008)
[...] (Bowle 1975) The war was ended due to Napoleon's leadership. Austria and England were the only enemies left in the war by 1795. The Directory was persuaded to make Napoleon the commander of the Italy Army. (Lockhart 2008) He was bestowed with this honor on March Napoleon utilized lighting and surprise attacks to dismantle Piedmont and Sardinia. The Battle of Lodi was also won with Napoleon's leadership. He went on to win the Battle of Arcole in November of 1796 and the Battle of Rivoli in January of 1797. [...]
[...] Without this, he may have continued to successfully lead armies in battle. Further research will reveal other aspects of the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. Bibliography Ashby, Ralph. Napoleon against Great Odds: The Emperor and the Defenders of France Praeger Publishing Bowle, John. Napoleon / John Bowle ; introd. by Elizabeth Longford . Chicago: Follet Chandler, David G. Napoleon. New York: Review Press Forrest, Alan I. Napoleon's Men : The Soldiers of the Revolution and Empire. Hambledon Continuum Lockhart, J.G. History of Napoleon Bonaparte. The Floating Press, 2008. [...]
[...] He escaped Elba in 1815. Once he left, Napoleon returned to France. He was greeted with respect. The police that were sent to arrest him kneeled at his feet. On March 20th of 1815 he returned to Paris. (Ashby 2010) Minor efforts were made to increase support. He made promises of a different society. Napoleon also made minor reforms in an attempt to gain support. The people were not fooled by these actions. His support dwindled soon after attempting these actions. [...]
[...] The rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte may be illustrated by evaluating his life. Napoleon Bonaparte began life in 1769. He was born on August 15th of this year in Corsica. (Lockhart 2008) Corsica is a Mediterranean island. Napoleon's family established a status of nobility and financial stability on this island. Corsica was taken over by the French in the year 1768. This caused the family to take a hit in financial stability. (Lockhart 2008) Napoleon started his education at a military college. [...]
[...] This was a distinguished honor bestowed upon Napoleon. Napoleon was stationed at Valence. He arrived there in November During this time there was peace established. This caused a hardship for Napoleon. He desired honor through battle. Because of the prevalent peacetime he could only further educate himself while at Valence. He studied history and geography rigorously. (Lockhart 2008) By 1789 the peacetime had expired. The Revolution sparked turmoil in France. However, Napoleon was not active during this time. Napoleon did not return to duty until 1791. [...]
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