Corsia, The island of the giant

“The stronger never retreat, they dictate the terms which the weak obey.”

– Napoleon Bonaparte

military academy at Brienne-le-Chateau

Napoleon was born in 1769 on the island of Corsica, during that time Corsica was facing chaos as Corsicans struggle to push away Genoese control of the island. When the Corsicans finally forced Genoese to leave the island they found out Genoa secrectly sold Corsica to France, the head of Corsican resistance Paolis fled to London, while Napoleon’s father Carlo, also an resistance supporter came to embrace French. The Bonaparte family became good friend with Count de marbeuf, the french governor of Corsica at the time, Napoleon’s mother Maria Letizia who is better known as Madame Mere was a close Friend of the Count and due to Marbeuf’s friendship with Bonaparte family, he encourage Carlo to find the document proves Bonaparte’s nobility and helped young Napoleon enrolled in the military academy at Brienne-le-Chateau – the staging point of Napoleon’s destiny in France.

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Vive’l’empereur!

Napoleon’s hat is worth a thousand men in battle

– Arthur Wellesley

Napoleon Bonaparte, general, first counsel, emperor. There are many words to describe him, dictator, ambitious, Warmonger… people say good and bad things about Napoleon, but none can deny what he is – Great.

This blog will take a closer look at Napoleon, examine this great man’s life and from it learn the mistakes and wisdom Emperor left for us. Please stay tuned for the very begining of Vive’l’empereur, the life of Napoleon.