History Of Impressionism
Napoleon III's Paris
Louis-NapolÃ©on Bonaparte (20 April 1808 â€“ 9 January 1873) was the President of the French Second Republic and as Napoleon III, the ruler of the Second French Empire. He was the nephew and heir of Napoleon I, christened as Charles Louis NapolÃ©on Bonaparte. Elected President by popular vote in 1848, he initiated a coup d'Ã©tat in 1851,
becoming dictator before ascending the throne as Napoleon III on 2
December 1852, the forty-eighth anniversary of Napoleon I's coronation.
He ruled as Emperor of the French until 4 September 1870. He holds the unusual distinction of being both the first titular president and the last monarch of France.