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Semi-protected edit request on 7 November 2014[edit]

In "War of the Sixth Coalition"

I find: "The British wanted Napoleon permanently remove;"

Please add "d" to "remove".

128.63.16.47 (talk) 20:33, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Biblioworm 21:49, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

edit war on lede[edit]

copied from RJensen talk page:

Napoléon Bonaparte (French pronunciation: ​[napɔleˈɔ̃ bɔnaˈpaʁt], born Napoleone di 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. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1814 and again in 1815. He implemented a wide array of liberal reforms across Europe, including the abolition of feudalism and the spread of religious toleration.[1] His legal code in France, the Napoleonic Code, influenced numerous civil law jurisdictions worldwide. Napoleon is remembered for dominating European affairs (1799-1815) while leading France against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars. He won the large majority of his battles and seized control of most of continental Europe. One of the greatest commanders in history, his campaigns are studied at military academies worldwide. He remains one of the most studied political and military leaders in all of history.[2]

Hello,
As I understand it, the first paragraph of the lead (see above) is about Napoleon Bonaparte as a Republican general and the second paragraph is about Napoleon as Emperor of the French. I really don't see the need to disrupt this structure with redundant informations that can be found a bit further in the lead. Plus, the writing style is not encyclopedic (100-days instead of Hundred Days) and Anglo-centred (The British and the others...). This is why I removed your contribution. Blaue Max (talk) 19:23, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

This is the sort of discussion that belongs on the talk page not in an edit war. Your proposed opening is a disservice to readers because it does not tell the key facts. The article is about one person--not two people--even if names and titles vary (as they often do with monarchs). It is not Anglo-centered (the British were by far the chief critics). You leave out the 100 days and Waterloo, which is unfortunate. Rjensen (talk) 21:38, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
Ok, let's fuse both paragraphs. Problem solved. Blaue Max (talk) 21:51, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

"In 1815, he escaped and returned to power for hundred days"[edit]

Shouldn't this be "the Hundred Days" as described in the article linked in the text? The period was not exactly a hundred days and it has a specific name.

Alternately, the time period should be indicated as "approximately 100 days" or something along those lines. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Uffda a la mode (talkcontribs) 11:56, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

the text works. every understandard that "a hundred" is an approximation

Napoleon 1806 flintlock pistol- Worth a stub article?[edit]

Anyone know if Napoleon 1806 flintlock pistol satisfies the WP:GNG or otherwise merits its own article? --Animalparty-- (talk) 22:17, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

negative-- it has no historic importance in my opinion (it was a matter of dress, not to be used). Rjensen (talk) 22:51, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

notes[edit]

Semi-protected edit request on 13 Feb 2015 "Escalating tensions over the existence of a Polish State and the Continental System lead to renewed enmity with Russia." The paragraph is set in the past tense. Therefore "lead" should read "led". Gray Fielder (talk) 10:47, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Blaue Max (talk) 11:39, 13 February 2015 (UTC)