Napoleon Bonaparte (August 5, 1769 – May 5,1821) aka Napoleon I, was French Emperor (1804 – 1815) in the years after the French Revolution. He is known for his legal reforms (the Napoleonic Code) and also for his military leadership during a series of conflicts with his European neighbors. Napoleon was defeated in 1815 by the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo. He spent the rest of his life in exile on the British island of Saint Helena.
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