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Napoleonic Timeline: 1769-1788

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Bonaparte at Brienne
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1769

15 August 1769 – Birth of Napoleon Bonaparte at Ajaccio  (Corsica), in the Casa Buonaparte  – the ancestral home of the Bonaparte family   – from Carlo Maria (Charles-Marie) Buonaparte and Letizia (Laetitia) Ramolino.

1771

21 July 1771 – Baptism at  the Ajaccio Cathedral .

19 August 1771 – The Corsica High Council officialy recognizes the Bonapartes' nobility.

1778

15 December 1778 – First trip to mainland France, with his father and his elder brother Joseph Bonaparte. – 30 December 1778 – Arrival at Autun, Burgundy.

1779

1st January 1779 – Napoleon Bonaparte is admitted to the Collège d'Autun...

15 May 1779 – ...then at the Military School of Brienne  , north-central France .

1784

17 October 1784 – Napoleon leaves the Military School. – 19 October 1784 – First trip to Paris with school friends. – 22 October 1784 – Entry of Napoleon to the Royal Military School of Champ-de-Mars  .

1785

24 February 1785 – Napoleon's father Charles-Marie Bonaparte dies of cancer in Montpellier, southern France.

28 October 1785 – Napoleon Bonaparte gets his Second-Lieutenant's diploma. His first assignment is with the artillery regiment of La Fère, in the garrison at Valence, a city upon the Rhône river.

1786

12 August 1786 – Departure to Lyon, with his battalion. Some days later, he offers the local Academy a dissertation on the following topic: "What are the feelings which should be recommended the most in order to make men happy?". – 30 August 1786 – Return to Valence.

01 September 1786 – A first leave break enables Napoleon to return to Corsica, via Aix (Provence) where he meets his uncle Joseph Fesch and his younger brother Lucien Bonaparte . – 15 September 1786 – Arrival at Ajaccio.

1787

21 April 1787 – Another leave for family reasons.

12 September 1787 – He leaves Corsica to Paris.

22 November 1787 – Napoleon Bonaparte has his first sexual experience with a prostitute at the Palais-Royal in Paris.

1st December 1787 – His leave is extended for a six month period.

1788

1st January 1788 – Napoleon Bonaparte returns to Ajaccio.

1st June 1788 – He joins his regiment at Auxonne, a small town southeast Dijon, Burgundy.

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