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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) is considered to be one of history's greatest military leaders. He rose to prominence during the French Revolution (1787–99) and served as emperor of France from 1804 to 1814, and again in 1815. Napoleon is remembered today for his role in the Napoleonic Wars (1803–15), and his defeat at the battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815

Napoleon's death and legacy

Napoleon was exiled twice, first to Elba and later to St Helena. From the first he would escape, bringing war to Europe once more, but the second would prove to be his final battle