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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 in absentia 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, and his wife, Hortense de Beauharnais. Napoleon I was Louis Napoleon's paternal uncle, and one of his cousins was the disputed Napoleon II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Napoleon III has received more than 8,388,273 page views. His biography is available in 101 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 98 in 2019). Napoleon III is the 78th most popular politician (down from 75th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from France (up from 25th in 2019) and the 4th 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 78 out of 15,577Before him are Ronald Reagan, Frederick the Great, Darius the Great, Murad III, Ivan the Terrible, and Richard I of England. After him are Rama, Joe Biden, Ashoka, Hirohito, Selim I, and Trajan.

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

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Among people born in France, Napoleon III ranks 23 out of 6,011Before him are Charles de Gaulle (1890), John Calvin (1509), Auguste Comte (1798), Alain Delon (1935), Émile Durkheim (1858), and Honoré de Balzac (1799). After him are Coco Chanel (1883), Paul Cézanne (1839), Henri Matisse (1869), Alexandre Dumas (1802), Antoine Lavoisier (1743), and Paul Gauguin (1848).


Among politicians born in France, Napoleon III ranks 4Before him are Napoleon (1769), Louis XIV of France (1638), and Louis XVI of France (1754). After him are Louis XV of France (1710), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Henry IV of France (1553), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Philip IV of France (1268), Louis XIII of France (1601), Claudius (-10), and Francis I of France (1494).