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.

The Birth of Modern Banking

The Birth of 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.