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Napoleon Bonaparte (French: Napoléon Bonaparte ) (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars in Europe.

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Napoleon Opening
... The Napoleon Opening is an irregular chess opening starting with 1 ... The Napoleon Opening is named after the French general and emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, who was said to be a fairly strong amateur chess player ... Napoleon played this opening in a game he lost to the supposed chess-playing automaton, called The Turk ...
Arc De Triomphe Du Carrousel - Description
... Napoleon's diplomatic and military victories are commemorated by bas-reliefs executed in rose marble ... They depict the Peace of Pressburg Napoleon entering Munich Napoleon entering Vienna, sculptor Louis-Pierre Deseine the Battle of Austerlitz, sculptor ... to the battles were selected by the director of the Napoleon Museum (Paris) (located at the time in the Louvre), Vivant Denon, and designed by Charles Meynier ...
Napoleon, Arkansas
33°47′49″N 91°04′26″W / 33.797°N 91.074°W / 33.797 -91.074 Napoleon is a ghost town in Desha County, Arkansas, United States ... Once the county seat of Desha County, Napoleon was flooded in 1874 when the banks of the Mississippi River burst through and destroyed the once-thriving river port town ... Mississippi, established its county seat, "Wellington," nearly opposite Napoleon, Arkansas, on the east bank of the Mississippi River ...
History Of Vienna - Habsburg Rule - 19th Century
... During the Napoleonic Wars, Vienna was taken by Napoleon twice, in 1805 and 1809 ... Napoleon allowed 10,000 men of the Vienna national guard to remain armed and left the arsenal to them when he left, as complete as he had found it ... Shortly after, Napoleon suffered his first large defeat at Aspern, nearby ...
Arc De Triomphe Du Carrousel - History
... between 1806 and 1808 by the Emperor Napoleon I, on the model of the Arch of Constantine (312 AD) in Rome, as a gateway of the Tuileries Palace, the Imperial residence ... the famous horses of Saint Mark's Cathedral in Venice, which had been captured in 1798 by Napoleon ... The composition commemorates the Restoration of the Bourbons following Napoleon's downfall ...

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  • (noun): A rectangular piece of pastry with thin flaky layers and filled with custard cream.

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