Shelfari edited the description of The History of Napoleon Buonaparte Sunday, November 8, 2009.
Napoleon Buonaparte was born at Ajaccio on the 15th of August 1769. The family had been of some distinction during the middle ages in Italy; whence his branch of it removed to Corsica in the troubled times of the Guelphs and Gibellines. They were always considered as belonging to the gentry of the island.' (Excerpt from Chapter 1)