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Napoleon Bonaparte


Born: August 15th in the year 1769

Died: May 5th in the year 1821

Height: Five feet, six inches

Buried: May 9th in the year 1821

Married to Joséphine de Beauharnais from 1796 to 1810: Napoleon Bonaparte divorced the Empress Josephine in 1810.

Married Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma in 1810: She was the,great niece of Marie Antoinette. Napoleon Bonaparte remained married to,Marie Louise until the year 1821.
Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

“Imagination rules the world.”

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”

“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.”

“Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.”

“A true man hates no one.”

“I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.”

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”

“Ambition is never content, even on the summit of greatness.”

“Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is the one virtue that escapes hypocrisy.”

Napoleon Bonaparte was a great believer in luck. In reference to his generals, he made the following statement:

“Yes! Yes!...I know he is brilliant, but is he lucky?!

“Geography determines history.”

“You must define your enemy to defeat your enemy.”