Napoleon Bonaparte's Self-Coronation

Legend has it that during Napoleon Bonaparte's coronation ceremony, he grabbed the crown from Pope Pius VII's hands and crowned himself Emperor of the French. But, a referendum showed that a staggering 99.93% of the French people supported his rule. During his reign, the charismatic leader lead France from revolutionary chaos to near total European dominance to near ruins.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Napoleon's birth name was Napoleone di Buonaparte. 00:06

  2. Napoleon was named commander of the Army of the Interior and became a trusted military advisor at age 26. 02:05

  3. The reason we decoded hieroglyphs may be because Napoloeon was set on owning Egypt. 05:19

Written by Curiosity Staff May 18, 2015

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