Napoleon Bonaparte Author: Donnali Shor By: Andrew Bitterling 6th Period Time Line Summary This book expresses one of the greatest dictators of all time. It states Napoleon’s accomplishments and mistakes. The main idea of this book is to show that he was one of the greatest leaders of France ever to live. This is proven by events in his life. These events include how he defeated many lands such as Austria and Egypt. Napoleon was known as a great leader in France’s history. Under Napoleon’s dictatorship, France’s Empire grew to it’s largest size in history. One of his greatest accomplishments is that he founded the Code Napoleon, a group of laws in which France has adapted and is still in use today. Signal words underlined Signal Words On July 14,1789, a mob stormed Bastillie, a prison in the capitol. After routing the Austrians, Napoleon decided to take on France’s other great enemy, Great Britain. On the night of February 26, 1815, he fled Elba with a small army. On June 22, 1815, Napoleon was again forced to abdicate. After nearly six years of lonely exile, Napoleon died on May 5, 1821.