We inevitably spend a lot of time talking about Napoleon - its only natural. But if we set Napoleon to one side for a moment, who is the most significant/influential/important figure in this period, apart from Bonaparte?
They can be any nationality, have had any occupation (ie they needn't have been a soldier). A few contenders spring to mind that we might want to think about, but I'm not enough of an expert on their lives to make an authoritative case for them:
Metternich? Archduke Charles? Talleyrand? Berthier?
I'm reluctant to say Tsar Alexander, and people may be surprised to hear that I wouldn't make the case for Wellington, or in fact any of the British PMs. Anyhow, what do we all think?