Talk:Cultural depictions of Napoleon

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Why the opening "Napoleon (...) has become a worldwide cultural icon symbolizing strength, genius, and military and political power" is told to be needing a citation? Is it not a self-evident fact, if one just think about it? - Qarthadasht

Why is Napoleon Dynamite listed here? It has nothing to with with the Emperor. -Qtoktok

Why, throughout this article, is he referred to sometimes as Napoleon and sometimes as Napoléon? As someone asked in the discussion of the main Napoleon article, why is he referred to there consistently as Napoléon, with the accent? This is not the way his name is normally written (or pronounced) in English, which is the language used for this particular version of the Wikipedia? I wish someone would clear this up. Hayford Peirce 01:08, 20 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Footnote links[edit]

Is a Google search suitable as a footnote link? If so, how can they be formatted more tidily?? Her Pegship 04:12, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

Cultural depictions of Napoleon?[edit]

I see that Napoleon already has a cultural page. A model that may improve this page is Cultural depictions of Joan of Arc, which has become a featured list. Recently I also created Cultural depictions of Alexander the Great out of material that had been deleted from the biography article. I'm encouraging a more standardized approach to cultural lists for Wikipedia's core biographies. Regards, Durova 17:20, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

I was thinking of having two seperate articles. Napoleon in popular culture deals with the steortypical image of Napoleon (for exampel Jack of All Trades) and Napoleon in fiction dealing with more serious portraits (for exampel Waterloo (film)). Carl Logan 18:01, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
This seems to be the first effort to standardize cultural list information about famous people. The distinction between popular culture and high culture can get hazy. For instance, film references to Joan of Arc range from an acclaimed 1928 silent film to Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Ultimately I decided to keep everything on one page. If you'd like to see how other core biographies are handling this matter, visit my worksheet at User:Durova/Cultural depictions of core biography figures. Regards, Durova 18:21, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Films about[edit]

Shouldn't we also have films here that are genuinely about Napoleon? e.g. (cut from the main Napoleon article)

  • Monsieur N. a film about the last years of Napoleon and the mystery of his death (French-English co-production)

or even more so, the famous biographical film by Abel Gance? - Jmabel | Talk 00:15, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:NapoleonBFB.jpg[edit]

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Image:NapoleonBFB.jpg is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

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BetacommandBot (talk) 14:29, 2 January 2008 (UTC)


Does bogeyman come from Napoleon? the article on bogeyman offers a different view. Rds865 (talk) 19:11, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

I find the napoleon/bogeyman connection questionable. The wikipedia citation directs to a website which cites its information from "Details courtesy of Elaine Hutchison, independent scholar". lists "bogeyman" as coming from "Bogey", which itself comes from "bug" or "bogle", no references in any of its sources to Napoleon. If anything, I would suggest we change the reference in this article to mention that this is a possible theory, unless someone can come up with a more definitive source. Though I would imagine any good dictionary would list this as the origin if there was ample proof available, right? Silasthecat (talk) 10:13, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Mike Shanahan[edit]

I am going to remove the quote about Arrowhead being Shanahan's Waterloo because one mention by a mediocre announcer hardly qualifies as notable. (Eiad77 (talk) 01:06, 4 October 2008 (UTC))

Simmons specifically asked for it, and I have direct source for it; popular culture is precisely that. Power to the people! --Chr.K. (talk) 04:06, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

count of monte cristo[edit]

napoleon is a character in both the book and the popular film!

also, in the movie bill & ted's excellent adventure. (talk) 21:36, 20 February 2011 (UTC)neil

ALSO, in books- Orson Scott Card's Alvin Maker series, an alternate history/ parallel universe series, in which napoleon is sent to north america to further france's claim. (talk) 21:39, 20 February 2011 (UTC)neil

Height Contradiction[edit]

A footnote says:

Napoleon's height was 5 ft 2 French inches according to Antommarchi at Napoleon's autopsy and British sources put his height at 5 foot and 4 British inches: both equivalent to 1.4 m

However in the text proper it says the 5ft 2 in French is 170 cm, which is not 1.4m. So, is he 140 cm or 170cm? Since the footnote is attached to the text in question, this seems remarkably inconsistent. (Especially since it also says 5 ft 2 in French is 5ft 7 n British, rather than 5 ft 4 in.) (talk) 19:40, 2 November 2016 (UTC)