Reign of Napoleon Bonaparte: 1799-1815. Rise of Napoleon. True “child of the revolution” Shared philosophies of Enligtenment Lacked noble birth – highest rank he could achieve was Captain Revolution would allow a humble man to rise to higher ranks in the military.
Sent to Paris to crush any resistance to National Directory
Saw how “out of control” the Rev was
1798: Sent to Egypt to collapse any British influence – disrupt British shipping lanesRise to Power