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Napoleon Bonaparte

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Definition French general and emperor who ruled (through conquest) most of continental Europe for a brief time (1769-1821)
  • Napoleon and Hitler were both defeated by the Russian winter.
  • Napoleon felt no more real to me than Jean Valjean.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Napoleon = French general and emperor who conquered most of continental Europe for a brief time early in the 19th century
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • But he liked to rib me about where I was in the book, in a war part or in a peace part, and if there was anything in there about Napoleon's days as a hip-hop dancer.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • ] [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
  • Washington's death had seemed to mark the close of one era; thearrival of Napoleon Bonaparte ushered in another.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • 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 knew that Napoleon Bonaparte wanted to rule the world.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • You talk as if you thought you was Napoleon Bonaparte.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • NAPOLEON Bonaparte's adjutant rode full gallop with this menacing letter to Murat.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The Institute had the academician, Napoleon Bonaparte, stricken from its list of members.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Napoleon Bonaparte.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • With the acquisition of Louisiana from Spain, Napoleon Bonaparte had begun planning a French empire in North America.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams

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