Napoleon's Rise to Power
by Jacob Olson
Early Military Life
Rising Through The Ranks
Napoleon's Territorial Gains for France
The Directory of France
The Siege of Acre
COUP OF 18 BRUMAIRE
In November 1799, in an event known as the coup of 18 Brumaire, Napoleon was part of a group that successfully overthrew the French Directory. So they could try and establish a new government to gain more control over France. The Directory was then replaced with a three-member Consulate, and Napoleon became first consul, making him France’s leading political figure. In June 1800, at the Battle of Marengo, Napoleon’s forces defeated one of France’s perennial enemies, the Austrians, and drove them out of Italy. The victory helped cement Napoleon’s power as first consul.
Napoleon and Post-Revolutionary France
Napoleon Crowns Himself Emperor of France
Why Napoleon was so Important
Quotes From Napoleon
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
- Use your enemies' mistake to your advantage.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
- Being a leader, you provide hope
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
- If you are afraid of being conquered you will be defeated when conquered.
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
- Living defeated and without glory is as if you are dying daily, live everyday in glory and be undefeated.