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before Napoleon Bonaparte was
born at Ajaccio in Corsica, the island
had been sold by Genoa to France's Louis XV.
Italians had finally rid themselves of the troublesome and rebellious
people and shifted them on to the French, who soon found them as
equally difficult to rule.
by General Pascal Paoli, the Corsicans rebelled in 1769 but were
defeated at the battle of Ponte-Novo.
went in to exile, but returned 20 years later after agreeing to
rule by Paris.
in the French Revolution, the ageing general
again stirred up insurrection - but had little support among most
to Britain, he watched as redcoats took over his island and soon
fell out with them too.
again, he died in London in 1807.