Saturday, August 15, 2009

Today in History, Happy Birthday Napoleon and I

Happy Birthday Napoleon, born on August 15Th 1769. I just happen to share the same birth day with him. So happy birthday to the both of us! I do have to admit before I can go any further that I am more drawn to his empress Josephine than him. For more on Josephine go here.

"Born in Corsica and trained as an artillery officer in mainland France, Bonaparte rose to prominence under the First French Republic and led successful campaigns against the First and Second Coalitions arrayed against France. In 1799, he staged a coupe d'etat and installed himself as First Consul; five years later he crowned himself Emperor of the French. In the first decade of the nineteenth century, he turned the armies of the French Empire against every major European power and dominated continental Europe through a series of military victories. He maintained France's spear of influence by the formation of extensive alliances and the appointment of friends and family members to rule other European countries as French client states.
The French invasion of Russia in 1812 marked a turning point in Napoleon's fortunes. His army was badly damaged in the campaign and never fully recovered. In 1813, the Sixth Coalition defeated his forces at Leipzig; the following year the Coalition invaded France, forced Napoleon to abdicate and exiled him to the island of Elba. Less than a year later, he escaped Elba and returned to power, but was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. Napoleon spent the last six years of his life under British supervision on the island of Saint Helena. An autopsy concluded he died of stomach cancer, though Sten Forshufvud and other scientists have since conjectured that he was poisoned with arsenic."


  1. Happy birthday!! Hope you're doing something fun today :)

  2. Hey Luzzy! Happy Birthday!! hope you have lots of fun & presents!

  3. Happy birthday!

    Just wanted to say hi and let you know I've given you Bingo's Beautiful Blog Award.

  4. Ah you guys melt my heart, thank you I really appreciate the Happy Birthdays!

    Thank you so much Alaine I will post it up in a bit, I questioned myself on the layout for a minute but now that you gave me that, now I know you love I can be satisfied!

  5. I am sorry I didn't mean to call you LUzzy. Fuzzy Wuzzy Luzzy,, no really .. I jsut sukc whit tpoys
    How was the bday?

  6. Oh Happy Birthday!!!! You share your day with a most impressive and greater than life figure!

    (I've been trying to post for the 100th time on your blog...I told you I'd probably have difficulyt posting from this archaic device here in...)

    Thanks so much for the link- you're a sweety:)

  7. oh Marie, I know how it goes with the kids. My brother called me fizz as a kid and my niece's nickname is fuzz because her hair if fuzzy.

    It was an interesting b day, had to work all day but husband got me a really cool fire pit for the yard. We had s'mores tonight so much fun.

    Lucy Lucy where for art thou Lucy, I have missed you! Thank you, He was defiantly a fiery one like myself in way too many ways.

  8. WOW !!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU Lizzy !!!!!!


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