Louis Napoleon

   King and officer in the armies of his brother Napoleon Bonaparte. Louis Napoleon took part in the campaigns in Italy and Egypt. He married Napoleon’s stepdaughter Hortense de Beauharnais and was father of the future French emperor Napoleon III. His brother, by now raised to Emperor Napoleon I, compelled Louis to accept the crown of the newly created Kingdom of Holland (the former Batavian Republic) during the years 1806–1810. The king tried in vain to follow a political line of his own and to be a “good king” for his subjects. He stimulated the national codification of law. However, the emperor, angry with his indepen dent course and especially with the failure of his brother to firmly maintain the Continental Blockade, forced him to resign. The King dom of Holland was annexed (or “reunited”) with the Empire from 1810 until it recovered its independence in 1813.

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  • Louis Napoleon — Napoléon III., 1852 (Gemälde von Franz Xaver Winterhalter) Napoléon III. (* 20. April 1808 in Paris; † 9. Januar 1873 in Chislehurst bei London; eigentlich Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte) war von 1848 bis 1852 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Louis Napoleon — Louis Napoléon Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bonaparte.  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Louis Napoléon Bonaparte ou Louis Napoléon (1856 1879). Louis Jérôme Victor Emmanuel Léopold Marie Napoléon, « prince Napoléon », dit… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Louis Napoléon — bezeichnet folgende Personen: Napoleon III. (Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte; 1808–1873), französischer Staatspräsident und als Napoleon III. Kaiser der Franzosen Napoléon Eugène Louis Bonaparte (1856–1879), kaiserlicher Prinz von Frankreich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Louis Napoleon — (born Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte) 1808 73; president of France (1848 52) & as Napoleon III, emperor (1852 70): deposed nephew of Napoleon I …   English World dictionary

  • Louis Napoléon — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bonaparte.  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Louis Napoléon Bonaparte ni Louis Napoléon (1856 1879). Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, « prince Napoléon …   Wikipédia en Français

  • LOUIS NAPOLEON —    (Napoleon III.), nephew of the first emperor, born at Paris, brought up at Augsburg and in Switzerland; became head of the family in 1832; he began a Bonapartist propaganda, and set himself to recover the throne of France; an abortive attempt… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Louis Napoleon — Napoleon III Emperor of France …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Louis-Napoléon — biographical name see napoleon iii …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Louis Napoleon — /looh ee, looh is/; Fr. /lwee/. See Napoleon III. * * * …   Universalium

  • Louis Napoleon — Lou′is Napo′leon [[t]ˈlu i[/t]] fr. [[t]lwi[/t]] n. big Napoleon 3) …   From formal English to slang

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