Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte (French: Napoléon Bonaparte, Italian: Napoleone Buonaparte; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars in Europe. [SOURCE] As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815. […]

Charles Joseph Minard Charles Joseph Minard, born on March 27, 1781 in Dijon, France, is most widely known for a single work, his poignant flow-map depiction of the fate of Napoleon’s Grand Army in the disastrous 1812 Russian campaign. This “Carte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l’Armee Francais dans la campagne de Russe 1812-1813″ has been […]

SOURCE: The following blog post is taken directly from A review of Edward Tufte’s ‘Beautiful Evidence’ by Yuri Engelhardt. The link to Yuri’s website can be found here. [Note: I am about to start a multi-part series on Minard’s map related to Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812. I am going to introduce the players related to this map […]