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Bonaparte British & World English

A Corsican family including the three French rulers named Napoleon

Napoleon British & World English

Napoleon I (1769–1821), emperor 1804–14 and 1815; full name Napoleon Bonaparte; known as Napoleon. In 1799 Napoleon joined a conspiracy which overthrew the Directory, becoming the supreme ruler of France. He declared himself emperor in 1804, and established an empire stretching from Spain to Poland. After defeats at Trafalgar (1805) and in Russia (1812), he abdicated and was exiled to the island of Elba (1814). He returned to power in 1815, but was defeated at Waterloo and exiled to the island of St Helena

Napoleon Bonaparte in Napoleon British & World English

Napoleon I (1769–1821), emperor 1804–14 and 1815; full name Napoleon Bonaparte; known as Napoleon. In 1799 Napoleon joined a conspiracy which overthrew the Directory, becoming the supreme ruler of France. He declared himself emperor in 1804, and established an empire stretching from Spain to Poland. After defeats at Trafalgar (1805) and in Russia (1812), he abdicated and was exiled to the island of Elba (1814). He returned to power in 1815, but was defeated at Waterloo and exiled to the island of St Helena

Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte in Napoleon British & World English

Napoleon III (1808–73), emperor 1852–70; full name Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte; known as Louis-Napoleon. A nephew of Napoleon I, Napoleon III was elected President of the Second Republic in 1848 and staged a coup in 1851. He abdicated in 1870 after defeat in the Franco-Prussian War

Napoleon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte in Napoleon British & World English

Napoleon II (1811–1832), son of Napoleon I and Empress Marie-Louise; full name Napoleon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte. In 1814 Napoleon I abdicated on behalf of himself and Napoleon II, who had no active political role

Bonaparte New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Corsican family including the three French rulers named Napoleon

Napoleon Bonaparte in Napoleon New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(1769–1821), emperor of France 1804–14 and 1815; full name Napoleon Bonaparte