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Napoleon I of France
Napoleon
Historical Figure
Nationality: France
Religion: Catholicism
Date of Birth: 1769
Date of Death: 1821
Cause of Death: Stomach cancer (officially)
Occupation: Soldier, Politician, Monarch
Spouse: Joséphine de Beauharnais (div. 1810)
Marie Louise of Austria
Children: Napoleon II
Relatives: Charles-Louis Napoleon (nephew)
Appearances:
Trail of Glory
POD: March 27, 1814
Appearance(s): 1812: The Rivers of War
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was a soldier and politician who, as Emperor of the French, launched a series of military conflicts shaped the politics and history of Europe in the early 19th century and beyond.

Napoleon I in Trail of GloryEdit

In January, 1814, it was clear that Napoleon was facing a final military defeat in Europe. Political and military leaders in the United States were worried by this course of events: the U.S. was engaged in a war with the British Empire, which in turn was at war with France. The Americans knew that once Napoleon was no longer an issue, the British would be able to turn its full attention to North America.

Indeed, once Napoleon abdicated on April 9, 1814, American forces were scrambling to engage the British.


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