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Title: Napoleon was born 250 years ago
Authors: Xuereb, Charles
Keywords: Malta -- History -- French occupation, 1798-1800
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
French Blockade, 1798-1800
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Mediterranean campaign, 1798
Issue Date: 2019-08-15
Publisher: Allied Newspapers Limited
Citation: Xuereb, C. (2019, August 15). Napoleon was born 250 years ago, Times of Malta, pp. 24.
Abstract: Napoleon was born on 15th August 1769. As a soldier, he was aware of the importance of the Mediterranean in European maritime commerce to the east. That is when he first thought of little Malta enjoying a strategic commanding post that could serve and control French naval interests. On his way to Egypt in June 1798, Bonaparte kept his promise. The takeover, with some 37,000 Maltese in sympathy with the enlightened French Republic, offered little resistance. The reforms introduced by Napoleon in Malta were a blueprint for future ones in France and Europe.
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