Louis Bonaparte

1778 - 1846

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Louis Napoléon Bonaparte (born Luigi Buonaparte; 2 September 1778 – 25 July 1846) was a younger brother of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French. He was a monarch in his own right from 1806 to 1810, ruling over the Kingdom of Holland (a French client state roughly corresponding to the modern-day Netherlands). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Bonaparte has received more than 1,533,310 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Louis Bonaparte is the 452nd most popular politician (down from 406th in 2019), the 189th most popular biography from France (down from 174th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular French Politician.

Louis Bonaparte was the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte. He became the president of France in 1848 and ruled as a dictator until he was overthrown in 1851.

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Among politicians, Louis Bonaparte ranks 452 out of 19,576Before him are Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Menkaure, Louis X of France, Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, Otho, and Radovan Karadžić. After him are Mustafa III, Shah Jahan, Alaric I, Giuseppe Mazzini, Lothair I, and José Mujica.

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Among people born in 1778, Louis Bonaparte ranks 2Before him is Marie Thérèse of France. After him are Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, Humphry Davy, Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, José de San Martín, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Bernardo O'Higgins, Fernando Sor, and Augustin Pyramus de Candolle. Among people deceased in 1846, Louis Bonaparte ranks 2Before him is Pope Gregory XVI. After him are Friedrich Bessel, Emperor Ninkō, Friedrich List, Andrew Kim Taegon, Francis IV, Duke of Modena, Adam Johann von Krusenstern, Giuseppe Acerbi, Rodolphe Töpffer, Otto von Kotzebue, and Princess Maria Anna of Hesse-Homburg.

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Among people born in France, Louis Bonaparte ranks 189 out of 6,770Before him are Carlo Buonaparte (1746), Louis Daguerre (1787), Henri Rousseau (1844), Pope Clement VI (1291), Louis X of France (1289), and Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113). After him are Saint Roch (1295), Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796), Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark (1934), Pope Benedict XII (1280), Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), and Nicolas Flamel (1330).


Among politicians born in France, Louis Bonaparte ranks 52Before him are Edward IV of England (1442), Louis VII of France (1120), Louis VIII of France (1187), Francis II of France (1544), Louis X of France (1289), and Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113). After him are Guy of Lusignan (1150), Letizia Ramolino (1750), Nicolas Sarkozy (1955), Charles IV of France (1294), Philip V of France (1293), and John II of France (1319).