Napoleon: The 1st Horseman of the Apocalypse
"6:1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and heard one of the four cherubs say like the sound of thunder, Come. 6:2 And I saw, and behold, a white horse, and he that sat on it had a bow, and a crown was given him, and he went forth conquering and to conquer." (Revelation 6:1-2, The New Testament, Translated from the Original Greek)
First Seal Broken: The Antichrist/The White Horse of Satan
Napoleon Bonaparte ("the Butcher" and first Antichrist foretold by Nostradamus) sacks Rome, deposes and exiles Pope Pius VII after being excommunicated, crowns himself Emperor of France and the Holy Roman Empire, and tries to rewrite the Christian faith. He 'goes forth conquering and to conquer' nearly all of Europe (including Malta), invades Egypt, and burns the city of Moscow to the ground whilst standing and gazing in great awe and admiration. This horseman wears a crown, signifying a literal king.
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