The Reign of Napoleon

Guess these facts about Napoleon and his reign as Emperor of France.
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Last updated: December 16, 2019
First submittedJanuary 7, 2017
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Napoleon's surname
Bonaparte
Island he was born on
Corsica
Island he was exiled to
Elba
More remote island he was exiled to after escaping from the above
Saint Helena
His final defeat
Battle of Waterloo
English commander at the above battle
Duke of Wellington
Frigid city which marked the easternmost point of his conquests
Moscow
Name of his first wife and true love
Joséphine
His greatest victory which led to the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire
Battle of Austerlitz
System of weights and measures that he helped to spread
Metric System
Famous relic, used to translate hieroglyphs, discovered during his Egyptian expedition
Rosetta Stone
French colony which declared independence in 1804 following a slave revolt
Haiti
Territory sold to the United States in 1803
Louisiana
1805 battle at which the French navy was defeated by British admiral Horatio Nelson
Battle of Trafalgar
Anti-communist book featuring a pig named Napoleon
Animal Farm
The name for his system of enlightened laws
Napoleonic Code
Monument in Paris commemorating his conquests
Arc de Triomphe
Napoleon's nickname - a reference to his perceived short height
Little Corporal
The name of Napoleon's army
Grande Armée
Peace conference that set national boundaries after Napoleon's defeat
Congress of Vienna
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Level 76
Jan 7, 2017
Bit too easy?
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Level 80
Jan 7, 2017
Easy but it's ok. There's always room for Napoleon quiz - advanced level.
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Level 61
Aug 10, 2019
You're so smart!
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Level 63
Jan 7, 2017
Liking these quizzes! Maybe some about other countries like Spain, Italy and many more. Maybe even some dictators like Stalin, Mao or Pinochet :P
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Level 80
Apr 28, 2017
I actually think British resistance to Napoleonic France caused more deaths than the actions of Napoleon himself, under his rule life for the average European improved immeasurably.
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Level 58
Apr 28, 2017
British resistance? What about the Russians, Prussians, Austrians, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch et al who resisted Napolean at one time or another, and who formed grand coalitions against France?
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Level 66
Apr 28, 2017
True, but a lot of them only did so at the instigation of or due to support from the British, and furthermore many deaths were caused by British interference rather than actual war (e.g. blockading places and thus causing food shortage is one example I can think of). It's likely a lot of continental regimes wouldn't have been able to get back up without British help, when Napoleonic rule was often popular (what with abolishing feudalism and independence as a puppet instead of direct subjugation and all that)
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Level 86
Aug 5, 2018
'K...
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Level 69
Oct 23, 2018
Damn you Brits for defending yourselves, what were you thinking? You should've been grateful such a great man wanted to rule over you!
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Level 80
Aug 9, 2019
We had a pretty shitty aristocracy ruling over us, in some regards we still do, the average brit might've benefited from a changing of the guards.

Further more Napoleon never really attempted to invade Britain despite our pretty much constant attempts to undermine both the republic and French empire.

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Level 67
Jul 20, 2020
The contemptible British ruling class was defending its own interests, which had nothing to do with ordinary Britons.
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Level 64
Jun 8, 2017
I feel offended that 95% of people get the battle of Waterloo correct but that only 25% got the battle of Austerlitz, clearly the greatest and most influential battle of the war.
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Level 71
Aug 2, 2018
He has returned!
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Level 80
Nov 25, 2018
Abba didn't write a song about Austerlitz :)
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Level 37
Jun 20, 2018
Ironic that the UK and France seem to be natural enemies (The Napoleonic Wars, France's support of the American Revolution, et al) yet there is a tunnel connecting the two countries. Easier access for fighting troops perhaps?
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Level 67
Oct 23, 2018
I was watching an interview with Patrick Stewart online the other day, and he joked that this is why Captain Picard had a British accent, even though the character was French.
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Level 83
Oct 23, 2018
Countries close to each other often end up rivals with contentious pasts. They also often end up with interconnected transportation networks. There's nothing ironic about this.
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Level 43
Aug 9, 2019
I rather doubt that a tunnel is the best way for an army to invade.
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Level 61
Aug 9, 2019
Since the rise of Germany, France and Britain have become really strong allies.
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Level 68
Aug 9, 2019
The enemy of my enemy is my friend
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Level 76
Aug 9, 2019
Yet in recent decades, France and Germany have fostered a stronger friendship.
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Level 91
Dec 23, 2018
Is the imperial system synonymous with the metric system?
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Level 83
Dec 24, 2018
Nope! The imperial system is the one in use in the U.S. today, with miles, feet, gallons, etc.
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Level 76
May 9, 2019
Along with Liberia and Myanmar. And nobody else.
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Level 59
Aug 9, 2019
Jetpunk level 85. Still doesn't know that the metric and imperial systems are two different things. Am I the only one who finds that strange?
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Level 86
Aug 9, 2019
Of course, everyone knows when you're above level 80 you should have infinite knowledge of the universe and how it works. Perhaps we have a slip in the cracks.
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Level 75
Aug 9, 2019
Maybe English isn't his first language. Otherwise it would be pretty strange for him to not know that.
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Level 61
Aug 10, 2019
Very few people in the US use the term "Imperial System" & not having heard the term are not even aware that they use the system every day.
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Level 76
May 9, 2019
Please accept petit for little
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Level ∞
Aug 7, 2019
Ok
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Level 39
Aug 9, 2019
sad only got 11
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Level 77
Aug 9, 2019
Surprising how little you hear about the Napoleonic Wars, including the Battle of Austerlitz, in general historical discourse.

One of the great military victories in recent history.

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Level 71
Aug 9, 2019
The "little corporal" nickname had nothing to do with his height. It's a myth and you should ditch or reword this question.
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Level 83
Aug 9, 2019
Napoleon was short - another fact that everyone knows that isn't really true
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Level 67
Jun 21, 2022
It's still used as a nickname
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Level 54
Jun 21, 2022
The little corporal had everything to do with height, it’s just that the name itself was inaccurate (mostly due to a difference in french measurements and british measurements leading to either confusion and/or opportunity to smear his name)
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Level 50
Sep 18, 2019
Playing this before my history test 😄
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Level 32
Jan 23, 2020
The Duke of Wellington was born in Dublin, making him Irish, not English.
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Level 52
May 5, 2020
I don't think he would have liked you saying that! His family was English and, like a true English aristocrat of his time, his view of the Irish was as a "nation of scoundrels".
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Level 52
May 5, 2020
Idiot. "Tiny" corporal, "Half" corporal, "Micro" corporal... didn't think of "little".
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Level 37
Aug 25, 2020
It's sad that more people know about Waterloo or Trafalgar, than Austerlitz. The 100 day campaign was inevitably going to fail since Napoleon had already been defeated and he couldn't create a large enough army to face all of Europe. If he won at Waterloo then he would of lost soon after, it just happened to be Waterloo that he lost (all this and yet he still almost won at Waterloo). People that don't know better act as if Waterloo was where Napoleon got defeated and that the British were the ones who beat them, even though Napoleons real defeat was when the Russians, Austrians, and Prussians joined together and pushed Napoleon from Moscow to Paris all the while the British were still in Spain fighting smaller french generals. I feel that battles such as Austerlitz, Borodino, and Leipzig should be way more famous.
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Level 70
Jun 18, 2022
At the end of the day, most people care less about military strategies and more about landmark events. If the Napoleonic Wars ended at Austerlitz then more people would talk about it, but as it is, they actually ended at Waterloo, and so Waterloo is much more significant in the eyes of most people.
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Level 61
Nov 23, 2021
Eh, Animal Farm is less anti-communist and more anti-authoritarian in general.
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Level 43
Jun 19, 2022
I was just about to write a similar sentence. Agrred
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Level 48
May 25, 2022
Man, memory loss is really bad for me! Watched that video called “Napoleonic Wars” by Oversimplified like 1 year ago?
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Level 57
Jun 18, 2022
You know, for the longest time I thought it was Napoleon ice cream, and just a couple years ago I found that I was reading it wrong, and that is was actually Neopolitan ice cream.
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Level 43
Jun 19, 2022
"Frigid city"? Are we now assigning human temperaments to locations?
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Level 54
Jun 21, 2022
Uh… yes?