Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader during the French Revolution. He was Emperor of France from 1804 until 1814, and in 1815 and was also the King of Italy and Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine.


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Napoleon Was Born in France Myth

Napoleon wasn’t born in France. He was born in Corsica, a large island off the coast of Italy, only a year after it became a French territory.

Napoleon Was Short Myth

Napoleon wasn’t short, he was 5 ft. 2 in tall by French measurement at the time of his death, which equates to about 5 ft. 6 in by British measurement.

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The Birth of Modern Banking

Modern banking originated in Italy around 1150 as Jews fleeing persecution brought new practices, including “discounting”, to the merchant banks of the Italian piazzas.

The Origin of the Political Terms Left and Right

The modern usage of the political terms left and right comes from the French Revolution of 1789 when supporters of the king stood to the president’s right, and supporters of the revolution to his left.