Napoleon Bonaparte Was Attacked by Bunnies -- And Lost

Antique print of rabbits from the illustrated book The Natural History of Animals (hand-colored engraving), 1859. GraphicaArtis / Getty Images

Born in Corsica, Napoleon Bonaparte rose from obscurity during the French Revolution, crowning himself Emperor of France in 1804. This brilliant, ruthless tactician changed the course of French history. Despite his meteoric rise and bloodied fall, Bonaparte still needed to grab lunch once in a while. That's when the rabbits got him.