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Napoleon Bonaparte

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1. Who was Napoleon's first wife?

2. Who was Napoleon's lover, and the mother of his illegitimate son?

3. Who was Napoleon's second wife?

4. Napoleon's heir was known by what name?

5. During the Egyptian campaign, where did Nelson secure the French's defeat?

6. What island was Napoleon born on?

7. To what island was Napoleon exiled by the Treaty of Fontainebleau?

8. Which Island is in the South Atlantic?

9. Who wanted Napoleon to join him in overthrowing the Directory, calling Napoleon his "Saber"?

10. Which painter is most famous for his portraits of Napoleon?

11. In the Russian campaign of 1812, Napoleon was faced with which Russian tactic?

12. In the Peninsular War, Napoleon's armies faced what kind of tactic?

13. Napoleon was promoted to Brigadier-General after what battle?

14. Who was Napoleon's arch-nemesis at sea?

15. At what 1814 battle, called the "Battle of Nations," was Napoleon's hastily levied army defeated?

16. Of the following, whom did Napoleon most wish to emulate?

17. What agreement cemented Czar Alexander I's joining of Napoleon's Continental System?

18. Which party agreed to the Concordat of 1801?

19. With what did Napoleon replace the Holy Roman Empire?

20. What was the name of Napoleon's puppet Italian state, set up during the Italian campaign?

21. Who crowned Napoleon emperor?

22. Who was France's leading foreign minister during the Napoleonic wars?

23. Who was Austria's dominant foreign minister towards the end of Napoleon's career?

24. Who led the British forces in the Peninsular War?

25. Through what measure did Napoleon seek to strangle Britain's economy?

26. What did Napoleon's military education train him to command?

27. What was Josephine's great passion?

28. Napoleon sold the Louisiana territory to the U.S. in 1803 at what price?

29. Which of the below statements most accurately characterizes Napoleon's legal system, the Napoleonic Code?

30. Which country signed the Peace of Amiens in 1803?

31. Which royal family had ruled France before the Revolution?

32. Which royal family ruled Austria during Napoleon's era?

33. Where was Napoleon crowned emperor?

34. Who was Emperor of Austria at Napoleon's time?

35. At what 1805 battle was Napoleon forced to divert his army to fight the oncoming Russo-Austrian force?

36. Who commanded the British forces at Waterloo?

37. Who commanded the Prussian forces at Waterloo?

38. Of what did Napoleon die?

39. What action of Czar Alexander I's induced Napoleon to invade Russia?

40. What was Czar Alexander I always sore about?

41. Reaction against Napoleon and France contributed to what German intellectual movement?

42. What derogatory term did the British use for Napoleon?

43. Napoleon derogatorily called Britain:

44. Why was Napoleon put in prison in 1794?

45. How many children did Josephine give birth to?

46. Who visited Napoleon on Elba?

47. What style did Napoleon foster during his Empire?

48. What was Napoleon's older brother named?

49. Where was Napoleon first stationed as a second lieutenant of artillery?

50. Napoleon's dramatic return to France in 1815, after his escape from Elba, is known by what name?

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Wrong date.

by kbbaby224, November 18, 2013

It wasn't in 1814 that he abdicated this throne. He abdicated his throne in 1815

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by brianohhh, November 22, 2013

To the comment above.
Actually - Napoleon did sign an abdication on April 4, 1814, after the Allies ganged up on him and invaded France successfully. In 1815 he was sent to St.Helena after he had escaped from Elba and was defeated at Waterloo.

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Waterloo Error

by brianohhh, November 22, 2013

The article makes a massive and typical blunder in stating Napoleon fought 'the British army' at Waterloo. In fact Wellington's army was made up of various nationalities; British, Dutch, Belgian, various German states. Of the 68,000 strong army of Wellington, just over 24,000 were actually British.

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