Why did Napoleon invade Egypt ?
I hear he did only to imitate Alexander the Great since he admired him so much.
- larry1Lv 62 months ago
One of his great mistakes caused by his towering ego. He went there and dragged the French nation there only because the 'Greats' of history had (2000 years before). He dared act as a 'demigod and Alexander'. Vanity and self love caused him to lose the French fleet at the 'battle of the Nile" and the oceans passed forever to Britain and not France.
- Anonymous2 months ago
He wanted to make it beachhead to invading British territories in India.
- k wLv 72 months ago
they never mention that......good question.....
- integralegrLv 42 months ago
Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Pompey, those were his idols, wanted to be impressive and ambitious.