On which island did Napoleon live out his final days? – 2017


On which island did Napoleon live out his final days?

Saint Helena

Napoleon Bonaparte, Italian: , born “Napoleone di Buonaparte” ; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.

The British exiled him to the remote island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic, where he spent the remainder of his years. His death in 1821 at the age of 51 was received with surprise, shock, and grief throughout Europe, leaving behind a memory that still persists.

Saint Helena is a volcanic tropical island in the South Atlantic Ocean, 4,000 kilometres (2,500 mi) east of Rio de Janeiro and 1,950 kilometres (1,210 mi) west of the Cunene River, which marks the border between Namibia and Angola in southwestern Africa. Although Napoleon was imprisoned on Elba earlier in his life, Napoleon died on Saint Helena in 1821 after his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.

It is part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Saint Helena measures about 16 by 8 kilometres (10 by 5 mi) and has a population of 4,534 (2016 census).[2] It was named after Saint Helena of Constantinople.The cause of Napoleon death was officially given as stomach cancer, though it was rumored that he was poisoned. He was 51 years old. Source: The Telegraph, History.com, The Napoleonic Society

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