25 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About Napoleon Bonaparte

Did you know that to this day it is illegal to name a pig “Napoleon” in France? These are 25 interesting things you didn’t know about Napoleon Bonaparte.

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The reason for the confusion could have been because the height recorded on his death was 5 ft 2 in French units...which translates to about 5 foot 6 today

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He also liked to surround himself with extremely tall soldiers from the Elite Guard which could have contributed to a short appearance

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It is still illegal to this day for anyone to name a pig Napoleon in France

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For this reason, if you read the book Animal Farm in French, the pig will be named Cesar instead of Napoleon

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For most of history, traffic kept to the left side of road. According to historians, Napoleon, for whatever reason, played a crucial role in shifting that paradigm throughout Europe

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