Napoléon, Prince Imperial

Napoléon, Prince Imperial

Born Mar 16, 1856

This article refers to the son of Napoleon III. For the stepson of Napoleon I, see Eugène de Beauharnais Napoléon Prince Imperial of France File:Prince Impérial juin 1878.

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1856 Birth Born in Paris, he was baptized on 14 June 1856, at Notre Dame Cathedral. … Read More


1867 11 Years Old His education, after a false start under the academic historian Francis Monnier, was, from 1867, supervised by General Frossard as governor, assisted by Augustin Filon, as tutor. … Read More
1870 14 Years Old At the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1871, he accompanied his father to the front and first came under fire at Saarbrücken. … Read More
1872 16 Years Old The Prince Imperial attended elementary lectures in physics at King's College London. In 1872, he applied and was accepted to the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. … Read More


1876 20 Years Old He supported the tactics of Eugène Rouher over those of Victor, Prince Napoléon, breaking with Victor in 1876.
In England he trained as a soldier. Keen to see action, he successfully put pressure on the British to allow him to participate in the Anglo-Zulu War. In 1879, serving with British forces, he was killed in a skirmish with a group of Zulus. … Read More
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