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Napoleon Bonaparte

What was Napoleon known for?

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November 15, 2011 5:27PM

He was the ruler of France and he tried to invade russia in


"An important legacy of Napoleon III's reign was the rebuilding

of Paris. Part of the design decisions were taken in order to

reduce the ability of future revolutionaries to challenge the

government by capitalizing on the small, medieval streets of Paris

to form barricades. However, this should not overshadow the fact

that the main reason for the complete transformation of Paris was

Napoleon III's desire to modernize Paris based on what he had seen

of the modernizations of London during his exile, when he lived in

a small village just outside the city called Chislehurst in the

1840s. With his characteristic social approach to politics,

Napoleon III desired to improve health standards and living

conditions in Paris with the following goals: to build a modern

sewerage system to improve health, to develop new housing with

larger apartments for the masses, and to create green parks all

across the city." He was also known for being a womanizer.

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