Napoleon III

1808 - 1873

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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 on 4 September 1870. Prior to his reign, Napoleon III was known as Louis Napoleon Bonaparte. He was born in Paris as the son of Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland (r. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Napoleon III has received more than 9,921,463 page views. His biography is available in 106 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 101 in 2019). Napoleon III is the 89th most popular politician (down from 77th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from France (down from 23rd in 2019) and the 7th most popular French Politician.

Napoleon III was most famous for being the Emperor of France from 1852-1870. He was the nephew of Napoleon I and the son of Louis Bonaparte.

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Among politicians, Napoleon III ranks 89 out of 19,576Before him are Harald V of Norway, Nebuchadnezzar II, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Hurrem Sultan, Ronald Reagan, and Kim Il-sung. After him are George Washington, Trajan, Hirohito, Leonid Brezhnev, Ashoka, and Mary II of England.

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Among people born in 1808, Napoleon III ranks 2Before him is Andrew Johnson. After him are Honoré Daumier, Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, Antonio Meucci, Frederick VII of Denmark, Patrice de MacMahon, Emir Abdelkader, Jefferson Davis, Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria, Gérard de Nerval, and Thomas Cook. Among people deceased in 1873, Napoleon III ranks 1After him are John Stuart Mill, David Livingstone, Justus von Liebig, Alessandro Manzoni, Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, John of Saxony, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Vasil Levski, and Amélie of Leuchtenberg.

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Among people born in France, Napoleon III ranks 30 out of 6,770Before him are Napoleon II (1811), Auguste Comte (1798), Antoine Lavoisier (1743), Denis Diderot (1713), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), and Nostradamus (1503). After him are Édith Piaf (1915), Paul Gauguin (1848), Émile Durkheim (1858), Alexandre Dumas (1802), Charles Baudelaire (1821), and Pierre Curie (1859).


Among politicians born in France, Napoleon III ranks 7Before him are Napoleon (1769), Louis XIV of France (1638), Louis XVI of France (1754), Louis XV of France (1710), Napoleon II (1811), and Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807). After him are Henry IV of France (1553), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Louis XIII of France (1601), Philip IV of France (1268), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), and Francis I of France (1494).