Napoleon Bonaparte had a significant role to play in the invention of canned food. While the self appointed Emperor often affectionately called the Little Corporal by his soldiers may not have directly invented the system of preserving food, he had apart in it coming into fruition.
Well let me start by saying that there is rarely a subject with so many differing points of view and opinion as there is with the invention of canned food. This too goes for the can opener, of which the food would remain eternally trapped inside without one. So what makes the chronological order in the timeline of canned food such a debatable topic, and where does Napoleon fit in?