Born 1769 — Died 1821.
France. And Italy. And Spain. Uh... and Austria. And most of the rest of Europe. They didn't call him Emperor for nothing, you know.
Also known as:
Boney, Rabullione (the "meddler"), Le Petit Caporal (the little corporal).
But never call him:
Shortstuff, Tiny, My Little Guy, Strawberry Shortcake.
Claim to fame:
Conquered most of what is now the European Union, and became emperor.
Likely to say:
"I've only been conquering for 12 hours today so far. I can easily go another 6!"
Unlikely to say:
Complex named after Napoleon:
A "Napoleon complex" refers to someone who is short of stature, but big on ego.
Complex not named after Napoleon:
Most likely place for his hands to be:
At the ends of his arms, pointing to various lands he'd conquered.
Least likely place for his hands to be:
Hidden in his jacket, like in many famous paintings of him. That was just a popular painting pose at the time. He did not have ulcers, itchy skin, or a deformed hand.
Who would play Napoleon in a movie?
Jon Stewart. He's the right height, and he thinks fast on his feet.
Who would not play Napoleon in a movie?
The guy from that "Napoleon Dynamite" movie.
Favorite ice cream:
Skip the ice cream. He'll have the pastry that sports his name: the Napoleon!