Napoleon Bonaparte Research Paper

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On August 15th, 1769, Napoleon Buonaparte one of the most renowned military leaders of all time, took his first breathe as he entered the world. He became the second surviving son of Carlo Buonaparte and Letizia Ramolino. Born on the Island of Ajaccio Corsica, which at this time was occupied by the French forces running it, grew up quite wealthy by the local standards. Both his mother and father were a part of the Corsican Bourgeoisie. Once Napoleon’s parents were involved with the Corsican resistance to the French occupation on the Island, Carlo, Napoleon’s father, was able to make peace with the French, after Pasquale Paoli was defeated and forced to flee the Island. Carlo soon after became assessor to the royal court in Corsica, in 1771, a luxurious job that eventually enabled him to enroll his two sons, Joseph and Napoleon, in France's College d'Autun (BBC). …show more content…
Growing up on the Island of Corsica, Napoleon wasn’t raised with the same customs as the other children he attended school with. He soon became an “outsider”. Nonetheless, he learned the French language and began attending the military academy in Paris. However, while Napoleon was in Paris his father passed away from stomach cancer in 1785, leaving his family in financial turmoil. Napoleon was able to graduate early from the academy, and he became second lieutenant in an artillery regiment of the French army. He soon returned home to Corsica and took role as head of the family at the age of 17

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