If you had a discussion of famous French people who left their mark on world history, near the top of that list would have to be Napoleon Bonaparte. Born on island of Corsica in 1769, Napoleon seemed destined to a career of military service. Sent to a military school at 11, he was well on his way. By 16, he was already a Lieutenant of artillery. He became General Bonaparte in 1794 after participating in the siege of Toulon. At 26, he was given control of the army of the interior. After winning a number of battles where he was vastly outnumbered and garnering more territory for France, he was made Emperor in 1805. I’ll leave the rest of his history for you to research.
What we have here on this page though is a very stern-looking sketched portrait of Napoleon, the Emperor, in military attire. It’s in the public domain which would make it a great image for children to use with school projects.
There were so many wonderful illustrations in Hill’s Album of Biography and Art. The 1882 work by Thomas E. Hill has provided more vintage illustrations for Reusable Art than probably any other resource I’ve found.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.