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Here, the world’s most contagious myths and misconceptions – debunked.

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1. Napoleon was short
1. Napoleon was short
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A tall tale. At five six, he was actually slightly above average height for a Frenchman of the time.

Just as his military genius has been studied throughout the years, we’ve also been fascinated with the life – and quirks – of the first emperor of France.

Here are 15 things you probably didn’t know about Napoleon.

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