Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769 on the island of Corsica, which had been transferred to the French Empire the year before by the Republic of Genoa.
HIs father, Carlo Bonaparte, was an attorney who served as a representative to the court of Louis XVI. His great family connections allowed him to be enrolled in a religious school on mainland France and then attend the military academy at Brienne-le-Chateau.
Quotes Attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte:
"An Army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions"
"Death is nothing; but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily."
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
"To exraordinary circumstance we must apply extraordinary remedies."