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Unformatted text preview: Napoleon Bonaparte - Napoleon Bonaparte was a prominent French general during the late eighteenth century who rose to power after a coup d'etat in 1799. In the ensuing decade, Napoleon launched an ambitious offensive with the goal of European, and ultimately world, domination. He nearly succeeded in bringing the European continent to its knees, but his hold gradually began to loosen as his grasp continued to expand. Ultimately, he was deposed and imprisoned, only to return in a second, desperate attempt for power in 1815. Ultimately, after one hundred days of struggle, Bonaparte was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in present- day Belgium. Napoleon spent the last several years of his life imprisoned on the island of St. Helena, off the coast of West Africa, where he died in 1821. Baron de Botetourt - Baron de Botetourt was royal governor of the Commonwealth of...
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