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Lecture hosted by Jacques-Olivier Boudon, Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Paris Sorbonne.
Two hundred years after his death, Napoleon is a universally known character. Thanks to an extraordinary destiny which led the child of a small Corsican nobility family, born in 1769, to become Emperor of France in 1804. But also to the stranglehold he had on Europe for fifteen years, his plans for conquest North Africa, the Middle East, India and Americas. In all these attempts, he uses military force to try to impose a new order based on the French Revolution principles. Defeated by allied Europe in 1814-1815, he became a romantic hero after his death.