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date: 19 August 2019

Napoleon (1769–1821) French leader 

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
J. David MarkhamJ. David MARKHAM

From a relatively obscure position in the French military, Napoleon quickly rose at the beginning of the nineteenth century to become the ruler of almost all Europe. He is remembered in world history for breaking new ground in promoting equality, religious freedom, education reform, and introducing a new civil code, the Code Napoleon. ...

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