Napoleon is one of the most celebrated and controversial political figures in human history. He is notorious for his leadership being flawed and violent, but praised for it being transformative. The Good: The code of law Napoleon developed modernized the French legal system, the central bank, and the educational system. The Bad: His misogyny limited women’s education and social roles and prevented their significant contributions. The Ugly: A racist colonizer, warmonger, and enslaver—Napoleon came to power in a coup. Learn about this and more in, Napoleon: The Good the Bad, & the Ugly.