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Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon and Hitler were both defeated by the Russian winter.
  French general and emperor who ruled (through conquest) most of continental Europe for a brief time (1769-1821)
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His campaigns are studied at military academies all over the world and he is widely regarded as one of history’s greatest commanders. Whilst considered a tyrant by his opponents, he is also remembered for the establishment of the Napoleonic code, which laid the bureaucratic foundations for the modern French state.  (retrieved 9/26/08)
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  • Napoleon and Hitler were both defeated by the Russian winter.
  • NAPOLEON Bonaparte’s adjutant rode full gallop with this menacing letter to Murat.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • You talk as if you thought you was Napoleon Bonaparte.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • The Institute had the academician, Napoleon Bonaparte, stricken from its list of members.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • At lunchtime in the large gray concrete playground, he would stand in the center of a crowd of big boys and ask, "Who was Napoleon Bonaparte?"
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • He had told me stories about the catacombs and about Napoleon Bonaparte, and he had explained to me the meaning of the different ceremonies of the Mass and of the different vestments worn by the priest.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • During his Egyptian campaign, your General Napoleon Bonaparte discovered traces of this old canal in the Suez desert, and when the tide caught him by surprise, he wellnigh perished just a few hours before rejoining his regiment at Hadjaroth, the very place where Moses had pitched camp 3,300 years before him.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • …MacMahon, Charlemagne, Theobald Wolfe Tone, the Mother of the Maccabees, the Last of the Mohicans, the Rose of Castile, the Man for Galway, The Man that Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, The Man in the Gap, The Woman Who Didn’t, Benjamin Franklin, Napoleon Bonaparte, John L. Sullivan, Cleopatra, Savourneen Deelish, Julius Caesar, Paracelsus, sir Thomas Lipton, William Tell, Michelangelo Hayes, Muhammad, the Bride of Lammermoor, Peter the Hermit, Peter the Packer, Dark Rosaleen, Patrick W.…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • You look over at the next player and say, ’Wow— Napoleon Bonaparte was the original inspiration for Beethoven’s Third Symphony, but as legend has it, the composer’s opinion of the man changed when he saw the liberator become a tyrant.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • The selfishness of the late Napoleon Bonaparte occasioned innumerable wars in Europe and caused him to perish, himself, in a miserable island—that of Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair

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  • He knew that Napoleon Bonaparte wanted to rule the world.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • Napoleon Bonaparte.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Washington’s death had seemed to mark the close of one era; thearrival of Napoleon Bonaparte ushered in another.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • They didn’t always agree with his political opinions—Roosevelt was the faultless descendant of Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Abraham Lincoln—but they felt he had a fine head and would have gone far in politics.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Anyone who clings to the historically untrue — and thoroughly immoral — doctrine that ’violence never settles anything’ I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and of the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • ] [Footnote 273: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), Emperor of France, one of the greatest military geniuses the world has ever seen.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • But for now, here in Canada, La Fayette would rule Napoleon Bonaparte.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • Napoleon Bonaparte — the greatest soldier who ever lived!
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • Think what Ford, Edison, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Julius Caesar would do.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • It was only the second man, Napoleon Bonaparte, who was worth talking to.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • Napoleon Bonaparte was despised by all as long as he was great, but now that he has become a wretched comedian the Emperor Francis wants to offer him his daughter in an illegal marriage.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • You are Napoleon Bonaparte and I’m your old friend, Oliver Cromwell.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • The great imponderable was Napoleon Bonaparte.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • IN EUROPE, French armies had been sweeping across Italy and Austria, in a campaign of French aggrandizement led by young General Napoleon Bonaparte, who appeared invincible.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • With the acquisition of Louisiana from Spain, Napoleon Bonaparte had begun planning a French empire in North America.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • It contained the order for Napoleon Bonaparte to be placed under immediate arrest, to be returned to Paris in irons to stand trial for treason, sedition, disloyalty, and malfeasance.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • When the eagles of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Corsican upstart, were flying from Provence, where they had perched after a brief sojourn in Elba, and from steeple to steeple until they reached the towers of Notre Dame, I wonder whether the Imperial birds had any eye for a little corner of the parish of Bloomsbury, London, which you might have thought so quiet, that even the whirring and flapping of those mighty wings would pass unobserved there?
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Life meanwhile—real life, with its essential interests of health and sickness, toil and rest, and its intellectual interests in thought, science, poetry, music, love, friendship, hatred, and passions—went on as usual, independently of and apart from political friendship or enmity with Napoleon Bonaparte and from all the schemes of reconstruction.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
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