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Full Name: Napoleon Bonaparte
Born: Aug. 15, 1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Died: May. 5, 1821 in Longwood, Saint Helena
Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military genius and political leader who dominated European and global affairs for more than a decade while leading France against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars, building a large continental empire that finally collapsed in 1815; widely hated as a warmonger yet beloved for his liberal reforms