1769 - 1821 (aged 52)
Napoleon was the emperor of the French under the name Napoleon I - 1804 to 1814, and he conquered much of Europe.
Napoleon was one of the greatest military leaders in history. He was a masterful soldier, an unequalled grand tactician and a superb administrator. He was also utterly ruthless, a dictator and, later in his career, thought he could do no wrong.