"At the military academy of Brienne, France where he was sent at age 10, Napoleon had a difficult time fitting in with his aristocratic classmates, who teased him and appropriately nicknamed him "the little corporal.”
While it’s true that he did not get along with his schoolmates he was nicknamed ‘le petit caporal’ because during some battle he took on some duties for an artillery team which usually belong to a corporal, which he was not. So little isn’t even referring to his famously misinterpreted height but the fact that he ranked beneath the responsibilities which he took on.
On this day in 1759 the battle of Minden, Britain’s most important contribution to the European land aspect of the Seven Years War, takes place.
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