Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor

Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor
Born: 15 August 1769
Birthplace: Ajaccio, Corsica
Death: 5 May 1821 (stomach cancer?)
Best Known As: France's greatest military genius
Name at birth: Napoleon Buonaparte
Napoleon is ______ for his military successes and for not quite _______ Europe.
Starting as a second lieutenant in the French artillery, he ______ quickly through the
ranks until he became First Consul of France. (Later he ________ himself Emperor.) He
______ his armies to victory after victory, and by 1807 he ________ territory that
___________ from Portugal to Italy and north to the river Elbe. But his attempts to
conquer the rest of Europe ________; a defeat in Moscow in 1812 nearly destroyed his
empire, and his 1815 _______ to the Duke of Wellington at Waterloo finished the job.
He was _______ into exile on the island of St. Helena, where he died in 1821.
Napoleon _______ of an unidentified ailment, possibly stomach cancer; because traces
of arsenic were later _______ in his remains, some have suggested he may have been
fatally _________... The famous portrait of Napoleon with his hand stuck in his vest
was painted by Jacques-Louis David.