In 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte was declared as the Emperor of France. He started conquer neighboring European countries, towns, dynasty and created kingdoms where he placed members of his family. Napoleon saw his role as a modernizer of Europe. He introduced many laws such as the protection of private property and a uniform system of weights and measures provided by the decimal system. He changed the history of France and has marked his position in the history by making very efficient changes in the society. But there are some facts about the Napoleon that are still unknown to the world.
Here is the list of top 10 unknown facts about Napoleon:
10. Napoleon Reintroduced Slavery
Throughout the eighteenth century there was little criticism of slavery in France. The national assembly took a long debate that whether the rights of man should be curbed or it should be given to man for his betterment.But they didn’t pass any laws . It as finally the convention which in 1794 legislated to free all slaves. However this turned out to be a short-term measure, ten year later Napoleon reintroduced Slavery. The plantation owners also understand the importance of their freedom and fight for them and the right to enslave African Negros. Slavery ended after the end of Nazi party and Napoleon in 1815
9. Decimal System and Weight
Napoleon provided to the world the uniform system of weight and the measures provided by decimal system. Napoleon introduced a code known as a Napoleon Code. It became an important invention in the history of French revolution and ended with the death of Napoleon. The weight system introduced by napoleon helped in comparing the different weights and it proved out to be great invention during French Revolution.
8. Liberty and Democratic Rights
The ideas of Liberty and Democratic rights were the most important legacy of French revolution. These spread from France to the west of Europe during the nineteenth century, where feudal systems were abolished. Colonised peoples reworked the idea of freedom from bondage into their movements to create a sovereign nation state. Many individuals like Rammohan Roy and Tipu Sultan responded to the ideas coming from revolutionary France. The ideas of modern laws and liberty were widespread to many other parts of the world and Europe and had a great impact on the people even after the death of Napoleon.
7. Napoleon As Liberator
Many people saw Napoleon as liberator who would bring freedom for the people,later the Napoleonic Nazi party and his armies came to be viewed everywhere as an rising force and army. He was defeated in the battle of Waterloo in 1815. The slavery policies adopted by the people really affected people and were adapted in many parts of the European countries but they soon ended after the death of Napolean.
6. Josephine and napoleon
Josephine was 32 year old when she married 26 year old Napoleon. She was a widow and was already having 2 children from her earlier husband Alexandre François Marie de Beauharnais. Their marriage didn’t go well and their relation turned sour and they finally get the divorcee. The main reason of their divorcee was the extra affairs of both of them and was not able to give birth to his son. So napoleon married to Austria Marie Louise, and she indeed give him a son.
6. Napoleon Moving Body parts
It is believed that napoleon body parts is found in many parts of the country. The four copies of Napoleon death marks exists and one then is found in University of North Carolina at Chapel hit. The penis of the Napoleon was founded in United States. When napoleon died the doctors made the death mask of his body and was preserved.
5. School Facts
When Napoleon was a young child he was easily distinguish from others. He was very good in Mathematics and was very poor in Social science. His personality and his intelligent were easily differentiable from others. His full name was Napoleon di Bonaparte and his parents called him Nabulio. He was determined and stubborn by his nature and planned to go for army.
4. Napoleon Sibling
Napoleon did many efforts for his sibling and his brother Lucien came immediately after Napoleon princes of Canino and Musignano and his son, Louis was made as the King of France and the king of Holland. Napoleon did many good things for his siblings and for his sons and grandsons.
3. Napoleon Height
Although the napoleon is known as the king of French revolution and ‘the little corporal’ but he had an average height. According to the doctors Napoleon has a height of 5 feet’s 2 inches and 5 feet 6 inches according to English measurement. This was average height of men at that time.
2. St. Helena
On July 15, 1815 napoleon was sent to a tiny volcanic island St. Helena located to the south of equator. He passed his time by dictating his old memories and playing billiards. He was one of ruler that managed to survive in that conditions.
1. The battle of Waterloo
Napoleon was defeated in the battle of waterloo and was sent to tiny island on the coast of Italy. In marched 1815, he escaped through the jail and marched towards the Paris along with his old guards. He was defeated by British and Prussian force on March 18, 1815. Those days of the Napoleon life are known as the ‘hundred days’ in his life.