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"He was an absolute military genius!" Napoleon Bonaparte was born on this day 250 Years Ago

Napoleon Bonaparte was born on this day, August 15, 1769, in Ajaccio, on the Mediterranean island...

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18.28 15 Aug 2019


"He was an absolute military genius!" Napoleon Bonaparte was born on this day 250 Years Ago


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Napoleon Bonaparte was born on this day, August 15, 1769, in Ajaccio, on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. He was the second of eight surviving children born to Carlo Buonaparte, a lawyer, and Letizia Romalino Buonaparte.  Although his parents were members of the minor Corsican nobility, the family was not wealthy. 

Well, for more about one of the worlds most well known military leaders, Ivan was joined by the President of the Napoleon Society of Ireland, Derek Byrne, whose ancestor, Myles Byrne was the Captain of Napoleon's Irish regiment.


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#Napoleon250ans 1769 Ajaccio August 15 Captain Carlo Buonaparte Derek Byrne Letizia Romalino Buonaparte Myles Byrne Napoleon's Irish Regiment Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Society Of Ireland

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