However, after a disastrous French invasion of Russia in 1812, Napoleon abdicated the throne two years later and was exiled to the island of Elba.
In 1815, he briefly returned to power in his Hundred Days campaign.
is killed in the trenches at Petersburg, Virginia, when an artillery shell explodes near him.
Shrewd, ambitious and a skilled military strategist, Napoleon successfully waged war against various coalitions of European nations and expanded his empire.
Though Bonaparte had to embark on the campaigns of 1800 with inadequate forces and funds, the weaknesses of allied strategy went far to offset the disadvantages under which he laboured.
Austria had decided on an equal division of its strength by maintaining armies of approximately 100,000 men in both the German and Italian theatres.
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