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The Corsican, 1769–1796

David A. Bell.

in Napoleon

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biographical Studies; Pre-20th Century Warfare; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History. 3495 words.

Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769 in Corsica, just after it came under the control of the Kingdom of France. ‘The Corsican, 1769–1796’ outlines Napoleon’s early life, including his...

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Delaval [née Livingston], Lady Elizabeth (1648?–1717), memoirist and Jacobite agent

Margaret J. M. Ezell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; British History; Political History; Biographical Studies. 1033 words.

Delaval [née Livingston], Lady Elizabeth (1648?–1717), memoirist and Jacobite agent, was the only child of James Livingston, first earl of Newburgh (1621/2–1670), nobleman, and his first...

Dicconson, William (1654/5–1742), Jacobite courtier and biographer

Paul Hopkins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; British History; Political History; Biographical Studies; Social and Cultural History. 1254 words.

Dicconson, William (1654/5–1742), Jacobite courtier and biographer, eldest son of Hugh Dicconson (c.1621–1691) of Wrightington Hall near Wigan, and his wife, Agnes (d. 1719), third daughter...

Dorris, Michael

Jim Charles.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Biographical Studies. 1599 words.

Dorris, Michael (30 January 1945–11 April 1997), writer and academician, was born Michael Anthony Dorris in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Jim Leonard Dorris, a soldier, and Mary...

Downfall, 1812–1815

David A. Bell.

in Napoleon

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biographical Studies; Pre-20th Century Warfare; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History. 6324 words.

‘Downfall, 1812–1815’ describes Napoleon’s catastrophic attempt to destroy Russia’s army in 1812. Despite failing to win the latest Russian war, Napoleon still controlled vast territories...

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The emperor, 1804–1812

David A. Bell.

in Napoleon

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biographical Studies; Pre-20th Century Warfare; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History. 6405 words.

‘The emperor, 1804–1812’ describes the imperial expansion after Napoleon became Emperor. It explains how the new political and military forces unleashed by the French Revolution, which had...

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Epilogue

David A. Bell.

in Napoleon

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biographical Studies; Pre-20th Century Warfare; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History. 3376 words.

After his final defeat, Napoleon was transported to the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena by the British, where he lived under permanent guard. Unlike the rest of his adult life, these...

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The First Consul, 1799–1804

David A. Bell.

in Napoleon

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biographical Studies; Pre-20th Century Warfare; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History. 6135 words.

Napoleon Bonaparte is mostly admired for his domestic achievements from 1799–1804. This Consulate period was one of authoritarian rule, but also of energetic state-building, during which...

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The general, 1796–1799

David A. Bell.

in Napoleon

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biographical Studies; Pre-20th Century Warfare; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History. 6028 words.

‘The general, 1796–1799’ describes how it was the French Revolution that made Napoleon’s stupefying ascent possible. The Revolution badly damaged the traditional hierarchies of French...

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Introduction

David A. Bell.

in Napoleon

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biographical Studies; Pre-20th Century Warfare; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History. 4349 words.

The story of Napoleon’s life runs from his birth on Corsica in 1769 to his death in exile on Saint Helena in 1821, stretching beyond his death to include posthumous battles over his...

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