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Undersized Emperor?

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Napoleon was not an undersized emperor! He was neither short nor sweet. He was actually a bit taller than the average Corsican of the 19th century. The diminuative size Napoleon is so noted for was just a miscalculation.

After his death in 1821, the French emperor's height was recorded as 5 feet 2 inches in French feet. (BUTTTTTTTT)This corresponds to roughly 5 feet 7 inches in Imperial (British) feet, or 1.686 meters

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