Napoleon’s Rise
Support of Napoleon
The Myth
Critiques of Napoleon
Fun Fact
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Which year did Napoleon become the First Consul of France?

1799.

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Which social class played a crucial role in bolstering Napoleon's power and reforms?

The bourgeoisie.

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What is the myth spread by the British about Napoleon's physical attribute?

The myth the Napoleon was exceptionally short.

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What was Madame de Staël’s full name?

Germaine de Staël.

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Where was Napoleon born? (The specific city is not required)

Napoleon was born in Ajaccio, Corsica, on August 15, 1769.

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Which African country did Napoleon explore in 1798?

Egypt.

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What was the Concordat of 1801?

The agreement between Napoleon and the Pope that established the Roman Catholic Church as the main religion of France.

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How did Napoleon majorly change his perception shortly before his death?

He published his memoirs.

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What did Madame de Staël think about Napoleon?

She believed Napoleon tyrant who may making a government that pandered to men’s interests.

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How tall was Napoleon?

5’6

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Which campaign did Napoleon gain a lot of prominence and become recognized as a military genius?

The Italian Campaign.

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Why did the French support Napoleon at the beginning of his rule?

They thought that he embodied the values of the French Revolution.

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How did the perception of Napoleon change after the publishment of his memoirs?

He changed from an authoritarian and controversial figure to a romanticized and legendary individual.

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How did Napoleon control his own public opinion?

He censored the press and decreased the number of newspapers from over sixty to just four by 1814.

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How old was Napoleon when he died?

51 years old

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What was the name of the Constitution that established Napoleon as the Emperor of the French?

The Constitution of Year XII.

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Which major critic of Napoleon actually began to support him after his exile to Elba?

Benjamin Constant

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What were some of Napoleon’s actions that helped to encourage the creation of the Napoleonic legend?

Modernization of Paris, religious tolerance, legal systems, and educational systems.

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What was one common critique of Napoleon's leadership?

Napoleon tended to prioritized personal glory and conquest over the stability of Europe.

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What was the name of Napoleon’s first wife?

Joséphine Bonaparte

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What is the city that Napoleon dislodged the British from in 1793?

The French city of Toulon.

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What is the name of the group of influential figures who played a critical role in his success?

The Bonapartists.

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What is the myth surrounding Napoleon's Comet?

Napoleon witnessed a comet before his military campaign in Russia that he perceived as a bad omen.

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Who was the leader of the Liberal Opposition to Napoleon?

Benjamin Constant

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What is the title of Napoleon’s romance novel that he wrote himself?

Clisson et Eugenie

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