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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

100+ Interesting And Controversial Facts About Napoleon Bonaparte

100+ Interesting And Controversial Facts About Napoleon Bonaparte

Here are some of the most interesting facts about Napoleon Bonaparte.
Napoleon Bonaparte is one of the most popular and controversial conquerors in the world. His intriguing and colorful personal life and political life made him one of the most popular figures all over the world.
1.) Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769 in the island of Corsica and died in May 5, 1821 at the age of 51.
2.) Autopsy report concluded that Napoleon died of stomach cancer but some scientists believed he was poisoned with arsenic.
3.) Forensic samples of Napoleon’s hair did show high levels which is 13 times the normal amount of the element.
4.) Napoleon was one of the greatest military commanders in history. Oftentimes portrayed as a power hungry conqueror, this strong and ambitious man is indeed one of the greatest.
5.) Before going any further, maybe you would like to know one of the darkest secrets of Napoleon Bonaparte – this great man suffered from hemorrhoids – a condition which is highly considered disgusting during his days.

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6.) Napoleon’s legal reform, the Napoleonic Code, was influential on many civil laws jurisdictions worldwide.

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