How short was Napoleon Bonaparte and what was his nickname?

Napoleon Bonaparte was about the same height as the average Frenchman at the time.

However, he was shorter than most leaders of his day and certainly shorter than most men today.

He stood at five feet, two inches tall. This earned him the nickname Petit Caporal or “the Little Corporal.”

Napoleon was one of the few leaders in history who was known for his height or lack of.

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