NAPOLEON THE LAWMAKER Painting by Jean-Baptiste Mauzaisse
The Napoleonic Code or French Civil Code was composed as following: the Civil Code (1804), the Code of Civil Procedure (1806), Code of Criminal Procedure (1808) and the Penal Code (1810).
What Napoleon wanted was civil equality, religious freedom, centralization, the right to property, and state power. That code forbade privileges based on birth, allowed freedom of religion, and created that burocratic jobs should be assigned to the most qualified people.
The Napoleonic Code includes the Penal Code, the Code of Civil Procedure, Commercial Code, and the Code of Criminal Instruction.