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51 favourite facts you’ve always believed that are actually false

Reader's Digest Logo By David McCandless and Brandon Specktor of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 51: A tall tale. At five six, he was actually slightly above average height for a Frenchman of the time.  Just as his military genius has been studied throughout the years, we've also been fascinated with the life – and quirks – of the first emperor of France.  Here are 15 things you probably didn't know about Napoleon.

1. Napoleon was short

A tall tale. At five six, he was actually slightly above average height for a Frenchman of the time.

Just as his military genius has been studied throughout the years, we've also been fascinated with the life – and quirks – of the first emperor of France.

Here are 15 things you probably didn't know about Napoleon.

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