Napoleon Bonaparte (August 15, 1769 – May 5, 1821) was a French general and Emperor of France.
He evolved during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars. As Napoleon I, he was emperor of the French from 1804 to 1814 and again in 1815 for a few months.
Napoleon led France to a series of alliances in the Napoleonic wars. He won most of these wars and the majority of the battles, building a great empire that ruled continental Europe before its final collapse in 1815.
Napoleon was defeated in the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815 from the 7th Coalition. The British then exiled him to the remote island of St. Helen in the Atlantic Ocean, where he died six years later at the age of 51.