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George Washington and Napoleon Bonaparte

Updated: Mar 31, 2019

Both Life Path 1s, these influential men lived on opposite sides of their numbers.

One of the most notable individuals born under the Life Path Number 1 is George Washington (b. February 22nd, 1732; d. December 14th, 1799). Washington is widely regarded as one of the most significant “Founding Fathers of the United States,” helping establish the country as independent from colonial powers and possessing its own set of national values. Life Path 1s exist in order to protect and provide for the ones they love.

Unanimously elected president in 1788 proves that Washington was loved and revered by his peers. The outcome of this election provided the United States with the security of a leader who was dedicated to creating a national foundation, as well as a leader who held the best interest of lives of the nation’s people in his heart. Many early American citizens, acclimated to the customs of the old world, felt as though Washington deserved to be king, and interestingly enough there were legal proposals to legally crown him. It is most important to understand, however, that Washington was living on the positive side of his Life Path Number 1, harnessing all the power it had to offer. Rather than leading toward a more totalitarian government that resembled tyranny, Washington chose a righteous path intended to benefit everyone—Washington is famously quoted as saying, “I did not fight George the III to become George I.” Life Path 1s yearn to guide others and boldly carry out their ideas, but Washington was able to realize as a Positive Number 1 that not all fate should rest in the hands of one man.

Presiding over the drafting of the United States Constitution in 1787 is a good example of the kind of accomplishment that Washington, as a Life Path 1, would have found most satisfying. Overseeing such a significant and noble collaboration is an almost perfect job for a Life Path Number 1, and the significance of this act is irrevocable as the Constitution still remains a supreme legal document of the United States.

The Life Path 1 craves freedom—Washington’s dream of a free nation is exemplified in the iconic Star-Spangled Banner: “o’er the land of the free / and the home of the brave.” George Washington (1732-1799) possessed a vision of a great and powerful nation; being hailed as, “first in war, first in peace, and first in the heart of his countrymen,” Washington was able to harness the power of his Life Path 1 in order to establish the United States as a free nation.

A somewhat contemporary of George Washington’s and another Life Path Number 1 was French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (b. August 15, 1769; d. May 5, 1821). Napoleon utilized the tumultuous French Revolution as a means of consolidating his vision of an imperial monarchy.

Living on the negative side of the Life Path 1 bestowed upon him by his birth date, Napoleon is remembered in history for the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815), a prolonged set of coalitions that led to the death and despair of many of his countrymen. A selfish Life Path 1 seeks to rule and conquer, and although he is also remembered as one of the greatest military commanders of all time, the impression he left was one of selfishness and disregard.

The negative aspects of the Life Path 1 is that they can be susceptible to being consumed by power and personal interest—an exemplary quote from Napoleon illustrates: “Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her from me.” This selfish preoccupation is what led Napoleon to his own demise.

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