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Napoleon is the French leader famed for his military successes and for not quite conquering Europe. Starting as a second lieutenant in the French artillery, he rose quickly through the ranks until he became First Consul of France. (Later he crowned himself Emperor.) He led his armies to victory after victory, and by 1807 he ruled territory that stretched from Portugal to Italy and north to the river Elbe. But his attempts to conquer the rest of Europe failed; a defeat in Moscow in 1812 nearly destroyed his empire, and his 1815 loss to the Duke of Wellington at Waterloo finished the job. He was sent into exile on the island of St. Helena, where he died in 1821.

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Napoleon, by Jacques-Louis David,1797
Napoleon crosses the St. Bernard, by Jacques-Louis David (Berlin), 1800
Napoleon crosses the St. Bernard, by Jacques-Louis David (Wien), 1800
Napoleon crosses the St. Bernard, by Jacques-Louis David (Malmaison), 1801
Napoleon arrives at the Town Hall, by Jacques-Louis David, 1805
Etude pour Napol?©on se couronnant, by Jacques-Louis David
L'Empereur Napol?©on se couronnant lui-m?™me, by Jacques-Louis David
Etude pour le Couronnement, by Jacques-Louis David, 1805
Le Couronnement de l'Empereur et de l'Imp?©ratrice, by Jacques-Louis David, 1807/08
Le Couronnement de l'Empereur et de l'Imp?©ratrice, by Jacques-Louis David, 1807/08 (Detail)
Napoleon Bonaparte
Portrait de Napol?©on en costume imp?©rial, by Jacques-Louis David, 1805 (Sketch)
Le Serment de l'arm?©e fait ?† l'Empereur apr?®s la distribution des Aigles au Champ-de-Mars le 5 d?©cembre 1804, by Jacques-Louis David, 1810
Portrait de Napol?©on dans son cabinet de travail, by Jacques-Louis David, 1812
Portrait de Napol?©on dans son cabinet de travail, by Jacques-Louis David, 1812
Cropped version of Portrait de Napol?©on dans son cabinet de travail
Napoleon as 1st consul, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, 1803-1804
Napoleon on his Imperial Throne, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, 1806
Bonaparte on the Arcole Bridge on 17 November 1796, 1801
Napoleon, by Antoine-Jean Gros, 1804
Napoleon, by Antoine-Jean Gros (Detail), 1804
First Consul Bonaparte, by Antoine-Jean Gros, c. 1802
First Consul Bonaparte, by Antoine-Jean Gros (Detail), c. 1802
Napol?©on Ier en costume du Sacre by Fran?ßois G?©rard, 1805
Napol?©on Ier en uniforme de colonel des grenadiers ?† pied de la Garde by Fran?ßois G?©rard, c. 1812
Napoleon Bonaparte (Evert A. Duykinck)
Napoleon, by Andrea Appiani, 1805
Napol?©on, by Jean-Fran?ßois Garneray, c. 1805
Napol?©on Bonaparte, premier Consul, de profil, tourn?© ?† droite, by Matthieu Ignace van Bree, 1807
Consulta de la R?©publique cisalpine r?©unie en comices ?† Lyon, by Nicolas-Andr?© Monsiau, 1808
Premi?®re distribution des d?©corations de la L?©gion d'honneur, le 14 juillet 1804, by Jean-Baptiste Debret, 1812
Napoleon Bonaparte on board the Bellerophon in Plymouth Sound, by Sir Charles Locke Eastlake, 1815
Bonaparte Premier consul, by Belliard, Zephyrin and Delpech, Fran?ßois S?©raphin
Napol?©on, by Charles Fran?ßois Gabriel Levachez, after Louis Joseph Lef?®vre
Mort de Napol?©on Ier ?† Sainte-H?©l?®ne, le 5 mai 1821, by Charles de Steuben, c. 1828
Napoleon by Nicholas-Toussaint Charlet, 1835
Napoleon in Portoferraio by Leo von Klenze, 1839
Le g?©n?©ral Bonaparte au Conseil des Cinq-Cents, ?† Saint Cloud. 10 novembre 1799 by Fran?ßois Bouchot, 1840
Napoleon at the battle of Wagram, by Alfred G. C. comte d'Orsay, 1843
Napoleon I. mit seinen Generalen by Ludwig Elsholtz, 1845
Napol?©on abdiquant ?† Fontainebleau by Paul Delaroche, 1845
Bonaparte franchissant les Alpes, by Paul Delaroche, 1848
Installation du Conseil d'?âtat au palais du Petit-Luxembourg, 25 d?©cembre 1799, by Louis-Charles-Auguste Couder, 1856
Napol??en Bonaparte in Cairo, by Jean-L?©on G?©r?¥me, c. 1863
Adieux de Napol?©on ?† la Garde imp?©riale dans la cour du Cheval-Blanc du ch?¢teau de Fontainebleau, by Antoine Alphonse Montfort, 19th century
The four Napoleons, c. 1858
Napoleon throwing a book of the Marquis de Sade into the fire, 1885, (probably by P. Cousturier)
Napoleon as a general (anonymous, late 18th century according to auction catalog)
Napoleon proclaims the constitution of the Duchy of Warsaw
Napol?©on Bonapartes abdication
Napoleon on Saint Helena, anonymous painting
Napoleon on Saint Helena (by ?)
Napoleon Bonaparte
Prise d´Ulm, le 17. Octobre 1805, by Swebach/Pigeot, 1817
The Battle of Abukir, by Antoine-Jean Gros, 1806
Bonaparte visits Jaffa 1799, by Antoine-Jean Gros, 1804
Bataille de Marengo, by Louis-Fran?ßois Lejeune, 1802
Napoleon Bonaparte on the Battlefield of Eylau, 1807, by Antoine-Jean Gros, 1808
Napoleon returns to the Lobau island on May 23th 1809, by Charles Meynier
A bivouac of Polish Uhlans at Wagram (July 1809), by January Suchodolski
La carga de los Mamelucos, or The Second of May of 1808 by Francisco de Goya, 1814
Bataille de Somo-Sierra en Castille, le 30 novembre 1808, by Louis-Fran?ßois Lejeune, 1810
Capitulation of Madrid (Detail), by Antoine-Jean Gros, c. 1810
The defeat of Bail?©n, by Jos?© Casado del Alisal
Napoleon arrives at Berlin, by Charles Meynier, 1810
Napoleon near Borodino by Vasiliy Vereshagin
Napoleon i Poniatowski Lipsk
Napoleon retreats from Moscow, by Adolf Northern
Napoleon's Entry into the City of Berlin, by George Cruikshank, 1828
1814. Campagne de France, by Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier, 1864
The Battle of Waterloo, by William Sadler, 19th century
La bataille de Waterloo. 18 juin 1815, by Cl?©ment-Auguste Andrieux, 1852
Napoleon at the Battle of Rivoli, by Felix Philipoteaux
Napoleon Pardoning the Rebels at Cairo by Pierre-Narcisse Gu?©rin
Napoleon crosses the Elbe, by J??zef Brodowski, 1895
Napoleons battle of Heilsberg, 1807
James Gillray: Exit libert?® a la Francois! or Buonaparte closing the farce of Egalit?©, 1799
James Gillray: Evacuation of Malta, 9 February 1803
James Gillray: The King of Brobdingnag, and Gulliver, June 26th 1803.
James Gillray: Death of the Corsican fox – Scene the last, of the Royal-Hunt, 20 July 1803
James Gillray: Buonaparte, 48 hours after landing! – Vide John Bulls home-stroke, armed en masse, 26 July 1803
James Gillray: The Corsican-Pest, 6 October 1803
Napoleon Bonaparte
James Gillray: Tiddy Doll, the great French-Gingerbread-Baker; drawing out a new Batch of Kings, 1806
Thomas Rowlandson: Boney and his new wife, 16 August 1810
Anonymous caricature: The Dunghill Cock and Game Pullet or Boney Beat out of the Pitt, 1810
Leipzig as a hard nut for Napoleon
George Cruikshank: Comparative Anatomy or Bone-ys new Conscripts filling up the Skeletons of the Old Regiments, November 1813
George Cruikshank: Delusion a New Farce, 8 December 1813
George Cruikshank: The Allied Bakers or, The Corsican Toad in the hole, 1 April 1814
George Cruikshank: The Corsican Shuttlecock or a pretty Play thing for e/y Allies, 10 April 1814
William Elmes: John Bull bringing Bony's nose to the grindstone, 21 March 1814
George Cruikshank: Snuffing out Boney!, 1 May 1814
George Cruikshank: Little Boney gone to Pot, 12 May 1814
Amos Doolittle: Bonaparte in Trouble, 1814
George Cruikshank: A View of the Grand Triumphal Pillar, 1815
Napoleon in der Tinte, contemporary german caricature
Das napoleonische System f?§llt wie ein Kartenhaus in sich zusammen, contemporary german caricature
Aufstieg und Niederfall Napoleons, contemporary german caricature
Wahre Abbildung des Eroberers Napoleon Bonaparte, Kaiser der Franzosen, german caricature, 1815
Je fume en pleurant mes p?©ch?©s, French caricature, 1815
Zu Befehl!. Karikatur von Achille Dev?©ria
Triumph Bonapartes oder Der Frieden, Sketch by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, before 1801
Apotheosis of Napoleon, by Andrea Appiani, 1807
Transbordement des cendres de Napol?©on Ier. de La Belle Poule sur le Normandie en rade de Cherbourg, 8 d?©cembre 1840 by Antoine L?©on Morel-Fatio, 1841
Le transfert des cendres de Napol?©on ?† bord de La Belle Poule, le 15 octobre 1840 by Eug?®ne Isabey, 1843
Map of the First French Empire and satellite states
Coat of arms of the First French Empire
Place Napol?©on a Cherbourg
Column and statue in Boulogne-sur-Mer
Mus?©e de la Marine de Paris
Tomb of Napoleon
Tomb of Napoleon
Tomb of Napoleon
Napoleondenkmal von Peter Lenk in ?úberlingen
Napoleondenkmal von Peter Lenk in ?úberlingen
Napoleon's stone in Radovna valley, Slovenia
Napoleondenkmal Champs Elysees, Paris um 1852
Saint-Julien-en-Genevois battle, the 1st of marsh 1814
en:Place du Chatelet monument to Napoleon's victories
Napoleon Bonaparte
Equestrian statue of Napoleon in Laffrey (Is?®re),
One of the friezes which surrounds Napoleon's tomb at the crypt level in Les Invalides, Paris
Statue of Napoleon I above the tomb of his son Napoleon II at the crypt level of Napoleon's tomb in Les Invalides, Paris
Statue de Napoleon, Cour des Invalides (Paris)
Napoleon's Throne. Louvre Museum, Paris
Napol?©on Bonaparte. Abdication document
Barque de Napol?©on, Mus?©e de la Marine, Paris
Napoleon, 1803.
Napoleon, Milano: 40 lire 1808
40 lire oro. 1812
Napoleon, by Jacques-Louis David,1797
Napoleon crosses the St. Bernard, by Jacques-Louis David (Berlin), 1800
Napoleon crosses the St. Bernard, by Jacques-Louis David (Wien), 1800
Napoleon crosses the St. Bernard, by Jacques-Louis David (Malmaison), 1801
Napoleon arrives at the Town Hall, by Jacques-Louis David, 1805
Etude pour Napoléon se couronnant, by Jacques-Louis David
Etude pour le Couronnement, by Jacques-Louis David, 1805
Le Couronnement de l'Empereur et de l'Impératrice, by Jacques-Louis David, 1807/08
Le Couronnement de l'Empereur et de l'Impératrice, by Jacques-Louis David, 1807/08 (Detail)
Napoleon Bonaparte
Portrait de Napoléon en costume impérial, by Jacques-Louis David, 1805 (Sketch)
Portrait de Napoléon dans son cabinet de travail, by Jacques-Louis David, 1812
Portrait de Napoléon dans son cabinet de travail, by Jacques-Louis David, 1812
Cropped version of Portrait de Napoléon dans son cabinet de travail
Napoleon as 1st consul, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, 1803-1804
Bonaparte on the Arcole Bridge on 17 November 1796, 1801
Napoleon, by Antoine-Jean Gros, 1804
Napoleon, by Antoine-Jean Gros (Detail), 1804
First Consul Bonaparte, by Antoine-Jean Gros, c. 1802
Napoléon Ier en costume du Sacre by François Gérard, 1805
Napoléon Ier en uniforme de colonel des grenadiers à pied de la Garde by François Gérard, c. 1812
Napoleon Bonaparte (Evert A. Duykinck)
Napoleon, by Andrea Appiani, 1805
Napoléon, by Jean-François Garneray, c. 1805
Consulta de la République cisalpine réunie en comices à Lyon, by Nicolas-André Monsiau, 1808
Napoleon Bonaparte on board the Bellerophon in Plymouth Sound, by Sir Charles Locke Eastlake, 1815
Bonaparte Premier consul, by Belliard, Zephyrin and Delpech, François Séraphin
Napoléon, by Charles François Gabriel Levachez, after Louis Joseph Lefèvre
Mort de Napoléon Ier à Sainte-Hélène, le 5 mai 1821, by Charles de Steuben, c. 1828
Napoleon by Nicholas-Toussaint Charlet, 1835
Napoleon in Portoferraio by Leo von Klenze, 1839
Napoléon abdiquant à Fontainebleau by Paul Delaroche, 1845
Bonaparte franchissant les Alpes, by Paul Delaroche, 1848
Adieux de Napoléon à la Garde impériale dans la cour du Cheval-Blanc du château de Fontainebleau, by Antoine Alphonse Montfort, 19th century
The four Napoleons, c. 1858
Napoleon throwing a book of the Marquis de Sade into the fire, 1885, (probably by P. Cousturier)
Napoleon as a general (anonymous, late 18th century according to auction catalog)
Napoleon proclaims the constitution of the Duchy of Warsaw
Napoléon Bonapartes abdication
Napoleon on Saint Helena, anonymous painting
Napoleon on Saint Helena (by ?)
Prise d´Ulm, le 17. Octobre 1805, by Swebach/Pigeot, 1817
The Battle of Abukir, by Antoine-Jean Gros, 1806
Bataille de Marengo, by Louis-François Lejeune, 1802
Napoleon Bonaparte on the Battlefield of Eylau, 1807, by Antoine-Jean Gros, 1808
Napoleon returns to the Lobau island on May 23th 1809, by Charles Meynier
A bivouac of Polish Uhlans at Wagram (July 1809), by January Suchodolski
La carga de los Mamelucos, or The Second of May of 1808 by Francisco de Goya, 1814
Bataille de Somo-Sierra en Castille, le 30 novembre 1808, by Louis-François Lejeune, 1810
Capitulation of Madrid (Detail), by Antoine-Jean Gros, c. 1810
The defeat of Bailén, by José Casado del Alisal
Napoleon arrives at Berlin, by Charles Meynier, 1810
Napoleon i Poniatowski Lipsk
Napoleon retreats from Moscow, by Adolf Northern
La bataille de Waterloo. 18 juin 1815, by Clément-Auguste Andrieux, 1852
Napoleon at the Battle of Rivoli, by Felix Philipoteaux
Napoleon crosses the Elbe, by Józef Brodowski, 1895
Napoleons battle of Heilsberg, 1807
'Crying for a New Toy', (January 25th 1803) mocking his planned coronation (attributed to Isaac Cruikshank)
James Gillray: Evacuation of Malta, 9 February 1803
James Gillray: The King of Brobdingnag, and Gulliver, June 26th 1803.
James Gillray: The Corsican-Pest, 6 October 1803
Napoleon Bonaparte
James Gillray: Tiddy Doll, the great French-Gingerbread-Baker; drawing out a new Batch of Kings, 1806
Thomas Rowlandson: Boney and his new wife, 16 August 1810
Anonymous caricature: The Dunghill Cock and Game Pullet or Boney Beat out of the Pitt, 1810
Leipzig as a hard nut for Napoleon
George Cruikshank: Comparative Anatomy or Bone-ys new Conscripts filling up the Skeletons of the Old Regiments, November 1813
George Cruikshank: Delusion a New Farce, 8 December 1813
George Cruikshank: The Allied Bakers or, The Corsican Toad in the hole, 1 April 1814
George Cruikshank: The Corsican Shuttlecock or a pretty Play thing for e/y Allies, 10 April 1814
George Cruikshank: Snuffing out Boney!, 1 May 1814
George Cruikshank: Little Boney gone to Pot, 12 May 1814
Amos Doolittle: Bonaparte in Trouble, 1814
George Cruikshank: A View of the Grand Triumphal Pillar, 1815
Napoleon in der Tinte, contemporary german caricature
Das napoleonische System fällt wie ein Kartenhaus in sich zusammen, contemporary german caricature
Aufstieg und Niederfall Napoleons, contemporary german caricature
Wahre Abbildung des Eroberers Napoleon Bonaparte, Kaiser der Franzosen, german caricature, 1815
Je fume en pleurant mes péchés, French caricature, 1815
Zu Befehl!. Karikatur von Achille Devéria
Apotheosis of Napoleon, by Andrea Appiani, 1807
Transbordement des cendres de Napoléon Ier. de La Belle Poule sur le Normandie en rade de Cherbourg, 8 décembre 1840 by Antoine Léon Morel-Fatio, 1841
Le transfert des cendres de Napoléon à bord de La Belle Poule, le 15 octobre 1840 by Eugène Isabey, 1843
Map of the First French Empire and satellite states
Coat of arms of the First French Empire
Place Napoléon a Cherbourg
Musée de la Marine de Paris
Tomb of Napoleon
Tomb of Napoleon
Tomb of Napoleon
Napoleon's stone in Radovna valley, Slovenia
Napoleondenkmal Champs Elysees, Paris um 1852
en:Place du Chatelet monument to Napoleon's victories
Napoleon Bonaparte
Equestrian statue of Napoleon in Laffrey (Isère), 'Plaine de la Rencontre' (1815, return from Elba to Paris)
Statue of Napoleon I above the tomb of his son Napoleon II at the crypt level of Napoleon's tomb in Les Invalides, Paris
Statue de Napoleon, Cour des Invalides (Paris)
Napoléon Bonaparte. Abdication document
Barque de Napoléon, Musée de la Marine, Paris
Napoleon, 1803.
Napoleon, Milano: 40 lire 1808
Amanda Swisten