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  2. Napoleon III summary | Britannica

    Napoleon III, or Louis-Napoléon orig. Charles-Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, (born April 20, 1808, Paris, France—died Jan. 9, 1873, Chislehurst, Kent, Eng.), Emperor of France (1852–70). The nephew of Napoleon , he spent his youth in exile in Switzerland and Germany (1815–30).

  3. Napoléon III, also known as Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (1808–1873) was the first President of the French Republic and the last monarch of France. Made president by popular vote in 1848, Napoleon III ascended to the throne on 2 December 1852, the forty-eighth anniversary of his uncle, Napoleon I 's, coronation.

  4. Napoleon III - Reforms, Industrialization, Empire | Britannica

    Napoleon III - Reforms, Industrialization, Empire: Napoleon III intended to be always ahead of public opinion so as to be able to understand the requirements of his time and to create laws and institutions accordingly. Hence, he took the greatest pains to study the public opinion and to influence it by means of propaganda.

  5. France - Napoleon III, Revolution, Unification | Britannica

    France - Napoleon III, Revolution, Unification: Posterity’s image of Napoleon III and his regime has not been uniform. Some historians have seen him as a shallow opportunist whose only asset was a glorious name.

  6. Napoleon III - Wikiwand

    Napoleon III (Charles-Louis Napoléon Bonaparte; 20 April 1808 – 9 January 1873) was the first president of France from 1848 to 1852, and the last monarch of France as Emperor of the French from 1852 until he was deposed in absentia on 4 September 1870.

  7. Who was Napoleon III? | Britannica

    Napoleon III was the nephew of Napoleon I. He was president of the Second Republic of France from 1850 to 1852 and the emperor of France from 1852 to 1870. He gave his country two decades of prosperity under an authoritarian government but finally led it to defeat in the Franco-German War.

  8. Napoleon Iii |

    Napoleon III (1808-1873) was emperor of France from 1852 to 1870. Elected president of the Second French Republic in 1848, he staged a coup d'etat in 1851 and reestablished the Empire. Between 1848 and 1870 France underwent rapid economic growth as a result of the industrial revolution, and Napoleon III's government fostered this development.

  9. Napoleon III - Reforms, Industrialization, Politics | Britannica

    Napoleon III - Reforms, Industrialization, Politics: In 1860 Napoleon III believed his regime to be stable enough to grant certain freedoms. The commercial treaty with Great Britain was to be the beginning of a new economic policy based on free-trade principles, with the aim of increasing prosperity and decreasing the cost of living ...

  10. Napoleon III | Palace of Versailles

    He turned his presidency into an imperial title thanks to a Coup on 2 December 1851, proclaiming himself Napoleon III, Emperor of the French. The new regime was Napoleonic through and through and renewed bygone military glory and ostentation in France, and was also a period of great economic prosperity.

  11. Life and Reign of Napoleon III -

    Birth, during the night of the 20 to 21 April, of Charles Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, third son of Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland, and Hortense de Beauharnais, 17 rue Cérutti (today Lafitte), Paris. 1810 4 November: The baptism of Louis-Napoleon was celebrated by Cardinal Fesch in the Trinity Chapel of the palace of Fontainebleau. 1814