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Thomas Jefferson on Napoleon

Written By: Laurence M. Vance  |  Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

            The beginning of May reminds those who are conscious of history of the deposing and exiling of the monster Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). It was in fact 190 years ago that he was exiled to the island of Elba.

            The alliance of Great Britain, Sweden, Russia, Prussia, and Austria (the Sixth Coalition [1812-1814]) against Napoleon led to the occupation of Paris at the end of March of 1814. This was followed by Napoleon's abdication on April 6 in favor of his son. But because the Allies demanded unconditional surrender, Napoleon abdicated again, unconditionally, on April 11.

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