publication date: Monday, April 18, 2005 (part of Round XXV)
clue: This French corporal crowned himself Emperor and remains one of the best military tacticians in European history.
explanation: Napoléon began as a corporal in the French army, and rose through successive posts to become emperor. A famous story (probably untrue) tells that during his ascension ceremony, he snatched the crown from the pope's hands and placed it on his own head, as a symbol of his authority. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Michael Paul Cote, Jackie Mason, E. M., Wendy Hampson, Kelly Stokes, Derrek White, Brandie Harrison, and Mike Miller
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