During the revolution in France, one general in particular began to outshine all the others. This general was a 26-year-old by the name of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Napoleon’s skillful leadership helped to crush rebellions within France and also greatly expand the territories of France, including a surprising victory over the more powerful Austrian army.
In October 1799, Napoleon returned to Paris after having been in Egypt with his armies to take part in a coup d’ etat, or an overthrow of the government.
In 1804, Napoleon named himself as emperor of France and had himself anointed as such by the Pope.
It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
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