Wednesday February 2nd 2011

Thought for the Day

“Riches do not consist
in the possession of treasures,
but in the use made of them.”

~ Napoleon Bonaparte

*Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte

Born 15 August 1769 Ajaccio, Corsica
Died 5 May 1821 (aged 51) Longwood, Saint Helena, British Empire

Military and political leader of France and Emperor of the French as Napoleon I, whose actions shaped European politics in the early 19th century.

Bonaparte rose to prominence under the First French Republic and led successful campaigns against the First and Second Coalitions arrayed against France. In 1799, he staged a coup d’├ętat and installed himself as First Consul; five years later the French Senate proclaimed him emperor.

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