Napoleon III

1808 - 1873

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Napoleon III (Charles-Louis Napoléon Bonaparte; 20 April 1808 – 9 January 1873), the nephew of Napoleon I, was the first president of France, from 1848 to 1852, and the last French monarch, from 1852 to 1870. First elected president of the French Second Republic in 1848, he seized power by force in 1851, when he could not constitutionally be re-elected, and became the emperor of the French. He founded the Second French Empire and was its only emperor until the defeat of the French Army and his capture by Prussia and its allies in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Napoleon III has received more than 4,903,032 page views. His biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 96 in 2019). Napoleon III is the 75th most popular politician (up from 76th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from France (up from 26th in 2019) and the 6th most popular French Politician.

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Among politicians, Napoleon III ranks 75 out of 15,710. Before him are Ivan the Terrible, Richard I of England, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Nikita Khrushchev, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Selim II. After him are Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodosius I, Mary I of England, Mehmed the Conqueror, Louis XV of France, and Osman I.

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

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Among people born in France, Napoleon III ranks 25 out of 5,234. Before him are John Calvin (1509), Charles de Gaulle (1890), Paul Gauguin (1848), Paul Cézanne (1839), Émile Zola (1840), and Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122). After him are Henri Matisse (1869), Édith Piaf (1915), Louis XV of France (1710), Henry IV of France (1553), Antoine Lavoisier (1743), and Stendhal (1783).


Among politicians born in France, Napoleon III ranks 6Before him are Napoleon (1769), Louis XIV of France (1638), Charlemagne (748), Louis XVI of France (1754), and Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122). After him are Louis XV of France (1710), Henry IV of France (1553), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Philip IV of France (1268), Claudius (-10), and Louis XIII of France (1601).