Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte

Napoléon Eugène Louis Bonaparte (1856 - 1879)

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Napoléon Eugène Louis (Louis-Napoléon) "Prince Impérial" Bonaparte
Born in Château des Tuileries, Paris, Seine, Francemap
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Died in Ulundi, Zululand, South Africamap
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Imperial Prince

Napoléon Eugène Louis Bonaparte (known as Louis-Napoléon) was the only child of Napoléon III Bonaparte, Emperor of the French, and Eugenia de Montijo.

He was born on 16 March 1856 in Paris. He was baptized, in a grandiose ceremony, on 14 June 1856 in the Notre-Dame cathedral; Pope Pius IX was his godfather; his godmother was Queen Victoria, represented by Joséphine de Beauharnais, Queen of Sweden and cousin of Napoléon III.

Exile in England

After the proclamation of the 3rd Repubic in 1870, the prince took refuge in Camden Place near London with his mother. They were joined by Napoléon III in March 1871.

The prince was admitted to the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich on 17 November 1872.

In 1873, his father Napoléon III died; bonapartists recognized Louis-Napoléon as the heir of the Bonaparte dynasty.


In 1879, Louis-Napoléon asked to be allowed to participate in the Anglo-Zulu War with British forces.

He was killed on 1 June 1879 in a skirmish with a group of Zulus. His early death (he was 23 years old) caused a deep shock in France and Europe.

He was buried in Saint Michael's Abbey in Farnborough.


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Le Prince Impérial vers 1870
Le Prince Impérial vers 1870


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