Napoléon Bonaparte was a male Human citizen of France, specifically Corsica, on Earth in the 18th and 19th centuries. He was the leader of the French people. The Napoleonic era was named after him. (TOS: "The Squire of Gothos"; TNG: "Hide and Q")

He was defeated at Waterloo. (VOY: "The Thaw")

During his studies of Earth, Trelane found Napoléon highly admirable. He kept a bust of Napoléon in his castle on Gothos. (TOS: "The Squire of Gothos")

Marla McGivers adored men like Napoleon and kept a painting, as well as a bust of him in her quarters aboard the USS Enterprise. When Khan visited her quarters in 2267, he recognized Napoleon among her art collection of "bold men from the past."

A 23rd century analogy made by James T. Kirk regarding the creation of the Human Augments, whose superior ability breed superior ambition, was compared to creating a group of Alexanders and Napoléons. (TOS: "Space Seed")

In 2268, Spock listed Napoléon with Ramses, Alexander the Great, Caesar, Hitler, and Lee Kuan as examples of Earthmen whose desire for absolute power corrupted them absolutely. (TOS: "Patterns of Force")

Later that year, Fleet Captain Garth of Izar listed Napoléon with Alexander, Caesar, Hitler, Lee Kuan, and Krotus as leaders who had failed at making the ultimate conquest. (TOS: "Whom Gods Destroy")

The Menthar had battle strategies that Data believed to be similar to those of Napoléon. (TNG: "Booby Trap")

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Background information

Napoléon's surname Bonaparte was never spoken on screen.

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 90), the birth and death years of Napoléon Bonaparte were 1769 and 1821, respectively. He was emperor of France from 1804 to 1814.

In a deleted scene, eventually cut from the episode TOS: "The Savage Curtain" as aired, Abraham Lincoln made a reference to Napoleon when he mentioned American Civil War-era General George B. McClellan, "The errors, the unforgivable errors I made. McClellan at first appeared to me a veritable Napoleon." [1]

DS9 cast member Rene Auberjonois is a descendant of Napoléon's sister Caroline on his mother's side. [2]

According to Ronald D. Moore, Napoléon's pyrrhic victory at Moscow was among a number of historical parallels brought up during story discussions for "Call to Arms". (AOL chat, 1997)

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