Napoleon vs Hitler - What's the difference?

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As proper nouns the difference between napoleon and hitler

is that napoleon is napoleon ( bonaparte ) while hitler is a surname of austrian origin.

As a noun hitler is

(derogatory) an unnecessarily dictatorial person.



Proper noun

(wikipedia Napoleon) (en proper noun)
  • .
  • sometimes given in honor of the French emperor.
  • Derived terms

    * Napoleonesque * Napoleonism * Napoleonist


    (en noun)
  • A twenty-franc gold coin, once used in France
  • The foremost authority or leader in a given field
  • * 1893 ,
  • He [Professor Moriarty] is the Napoleon of crime, Watson.
  • * 2011 , Robert Morgan, Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion
  • Always an eloquent speaker, Polk became known as the Napoleon of the stump.
  • * 1896 , J.S. Ogilvie, "A Biographical Sketch of William McKinley." The Life and Speeches of William McKinley.
  • He [William McKinley] has been called the Napoleon' of protection, as other men have been called ' Napoleons of finance.
  • (uncountable) The card game (nap)
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    (Adolf Hitler)

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A surname of Austrian origin.
  • , dictator of Germany between 1933 and 1945.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1964, author=David Hugh Freeman, title=A Philosophical Study of Religion
  • , passage=The question makes no sense, unless the questioner is satisfied with such answers as: Death is evil, pain is evil, Hitler is evil. citation
  • * {{quote-book, year=1977, title=Providence and Evil, author=Peter Thomas Geach
  • , passage=Similarly, the description we give of God’s knowledge concerning Hitler' has to be different after '''Hitler'''’s death; it is manifest that there has been a change on ' Hitler ’s side, and that this, in view of the logic of omniscience, makes a difference to what we can truly say about God’s knowledge; ... citation
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  • * {{quote-book, year=2007, title=The God Delusion, author=Richard Dawkins
  • , passage=People do evil things (Hitler , Stalin, Saddam Hussein). citation

    Derived terms

    * Hitlerian * Hitlerish * Hitlerism * Hitlerite


    (en noun)
  • (derogatory) An unnecessarily dictatorial person.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1986, author=William Borman, title=Gandhi and Non-Violence
  • , passage=How does he support his position against the prima facie case in favor of the strongly counterintuitive claim that non-violence would necessarily defeat a Hitler ?}}