Born on the island of Corsica on August 15, 1769, Napoleon was a sickly infant. His mother had spent the final months of her pregnancy wandering in the mountains as a refugee. Napoleon would only grow to a stature of 5 feet 6 inches tall, a short man with a giant ambition. Napoleonic warfare would be the standard practiced by every nation's military, until the American Civil War.
Napoleon would rise from his humble beginnings to become emper...
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