Napoleon Bonaparte: Crash Course

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John Horgan
by CrashCourse
published on 18 April 2021

We try not to get into too much great man history here at Crash Course, but we have to admit: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821 CE) is a pretty big deal. Join us as we track the rise, further rise, fall, rise, fall, mortal fall, and posthumous rise of Napoleon. This guy changed France, he changed Europe, and in a lot of ways he changed the world.

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