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Napoleon Bonapart

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Napoleon Bonapart was responsible for the death of 500,000 French men in battle, approximately 1/6 of the population. He was exiled by the British for the last 6 years of his life on the Island of St. Helena. His wife Marie Louise never wrote him and married another man while he was still living. He never heard from his son again. he was confined to the house and grounds, needing the escort of a British soldier whenever he ventured anywhere on the island. The tombstone on his grave read simply, "here lies."