Quotes & Facts
- Biography & Autobiography
- 5565 Words
- Ages 8 and up
This book is an anthology of 145 quotes from Napoleon
Bonaparte and 74 selected by Blago Kirov facts about Napoleon Bonaparte.
“History is written by the winners.”
“Morality has nothing to do with such a man as I am.”
“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
“A good sketch is better than a long speech.”
“China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world.”
“Impossible is the word found only in a fool's dictionary. Wise people create opportunities for themselves and make everything possible...”
Napoleon’s campaigns are studied at military academies throughout much of the world.
Napoleon Bonaparte created the Code Napoleon, a codifier of civil law, as opposed to English common law. Louisiana law is based on the Code Napoleon.
Napoleon Bonaparte appointed several members of the Bonaparte family as monarchs.
Napoleon spoke with a marked Corsican accent and he never learned to spell properly.
Napoleon Bonaparte was Roman Catholic.
Although Napoleon in George Orwell's Animal Farm was named after Napoleon Bonaparte, the character wasn't based on him. Napoleon the pig actually represented Joseph Stalin.
Because it was illegal to name a pig "Napoleon" in France, in George Orwell's Animal Farm he was called "Cesar" in the French version of the book.
Napoleon Bonaparte penned a romance novel titled Clisson et Eugenie, which was a thinly veiled autobiography about his relationship with Desiree Clary.
Napoleon Bonaparte was around 5'7, above average height for an 18th century Frenchman (5'5).
Maria Ludovica Leopoldina Francisca Theresa Josepha Lucia was 18 years of age when she married Napoleon. [more]
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