Today is the 200 year anniversary of the death of the original Emperor, Napoléon Bonaparte, who inspired me through my life journey. Napoléon died on the island of Saint Helena, in the South Pacific, after living one of the most intrepid and adventurous lives one could imagine.
As famous as his life is, there might be a few facts you didn't know about this man.
1. He was from Corsica
Napoléon was born in 1769 on the island of Corsica, in the south of France, at the same year that the island was conceded to France. His real name was Napoleone di Buonaparte, from Italian origins. His parents were part of the Corsican resistance, fighting against the French, and his father was even Corsica's representative to the court of Louis XVI. Napoleone later changed his name to Napoléon as he became a figure in French politics.