I have heard from some scholars that Napoleon was actually average sized. The only reason everyone thinks he is short is because of the difference in English inches and French inches. Is this true?
Napolean's height, measured after his death, was 5 feet, 6 inches and 22/45ths of an inch. (The Table Talk and Opinions of Napoleon Buonaparte, 1870).
Napolean, nicknamed in France as the "Little Corporal", was routinely caricatured by British cartoonists as short:
Years later, Hitler got the same treatment.