Date of Birth- August 15, 1769 in Ajaccio on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Education- elementary education at a boys' school in Ajaccio, young Napoleon was sent in January 1779 with his older brother Joseph to the College of Autun in the duchy of Burgundy. In May of the same year he was transferred to the more fashionable College of Brienne. At Brienne, Napoleon received an excellent military and academic education, and in October 1784 he earned an appointment to the École Militaire of Paris. The royal military school of Paris was the finest in Europe in the years before the Revolution. Experience- Napoleon entered the service of Louis XVI in 1785 with a formal education that had prepared him for his future role in French history. Napoleon joined an artillery unit at Valence, where he again received superior training.
1796 Battle of Arcole when Napoleon's French forces beat Austrians in Italy.
1797 Treaty of Campo Formio signed by France and Austria after Napoleon's first campaign in Italy.
1 Jul 1798 The French, led by Napoleon, began the invasion of Egypt when the French fleet arrived off the coast of Alexandria.
1799 Napoleon Bonaparte invades Syria.
1799 Napoloeon Bonaparte seizes power in France.
19 Feb 1800 Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed himself First Consul of France.
1802 Napoleon appointed First Consul for Life
1802 Napoleon elected President of the Italian (Cisalpine) Republic.
1804 Napoleon becomes the first French emperor, placing crown on his own head.
1804 Senate and Tribune declare Napolean leader of France.
1805 Napoleon defeats the Russians and the Austrians at Austerlitz.
1805 Napoleon is crowned king of Italy.
1807 Napoleon defeats Russians in battle of Eylau.
1809 Napolean I defeats Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria. Job Preference-Military
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