Napoléon, Prince Imperial
French prince
Napoléon, Prince Imperial
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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Lots of fun planned for 16th Henry County Relay event - Defiance Crescent News (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
NAPOLEON -- Artistically-decorated chairs that will be auctioned, a children's birthday party and the famous Celani breakfast are part of the fun planned at the 16th Relay for Life of Henry County, set for Friday and Saturday at the
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6 February 1856: Putting God to the vote - The Guardian (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Prince Napoleon hosts a dinner party at which the guests voted on the existence of God. God was unavailable for comment at the time of going to press. This article was published on at 16.50 BST on Tuesday 10 May 2011 . …a wonderful deal
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Why Should African Americans Celebrate Cinco de Mayo? - Latina Lista
Google News - almost 6 years
As early as 1844, the French Minister to Mexico drew up plans for the invasion and the imposition of a French prince. Napoleon's goals were further encouraged by Conservative exiles, who saw a monarchy as a means of preserving their privileges,
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Mergers and Acquisitions
NYTimes - over 7 years
STONE'S FALL By Iain Pears 594 pp. Spiegel & Grau. $27.95 When an experienced and successful crime writer publishes a historical novel, there are certain routine literary services the reader can expect. There will be incident to spare, an inordinate volume of plot, unexplained deaths, murderous passions, dusty packets in lawyers' offices and
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Talk Dirty to Me
NYTimes - over 13 years
GRANDES HORIZONTALES The Lives and Legends of Marie Duplessis, Cora Pearl, La Païva and La Présidente. By Virginia Rounding. Illustrated. 337 pp. New York: Bloomsbury. $25.95. Living, as we do, in racy Internet time, when there are nonstop ads for enhancing male prowess and trolling for Russian brides is as easy as checking out hotel rates, it is
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A Passion for Chocolate
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: Why all this fuss about Belgian chocolates, one wonders, as more and more of them appear on the grander avenues of the grander cities. Their current prominence seems to be due to the newly sophisticated marketing of the Belgian bonbon, and to the growing chocolate consciousness of the Western world. Why all this fuss about Belgian chocolates,
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Wine Talk
NYTimes - about 29 years
LEAD: ONE of Philippe de Rothschild's more significant contributions to French wine was his success in 1973, after almost half a century of demanding, wheedling and politicking, in making his beloved Chateau Mouton-Rothschild a first growth. ONE of Philippe de Rothschild's more significant contributions to French wine was his success in 1973, after
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NYTimes - about 31 years
New Rooms In Vancouver Just in time for the opening May 2 of the Expo 86 World's Fair, Vancouver has a new hotel. The 23-story, 505-room Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel is operated by Tokyu Hotels International, a subsidiary of a Tokyo-based conglomerate. The Pan Pacific Vancouver, commanding a view of the North Shore mountains, is but one part of a
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NYTimes - over 31 years
Gustave Flaubert met Ivan Turgenev in a Left Bank restaurant in Paris on Feb. 28, 1863, when Flaubert was 41 years old and Turgenev 44. The history of their friendship is part of the literary history of the age. But until now their complete 17-year correspondence has not been published. The 230-odd letters they exchanged, mostly after 1868, are
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  • 1879
    Age 22
    The middle-aged estate manager, Rudd, is somewhat embittered at having been one of the soldiers who had failed to rescue the Prince Imperial in 1879.
    More Details Hide Details Craddock is aware of the events, because by coincidence he had been born that very day. In the play Napoleon IV by Maurice Rostand, the Prince is killed in a carefully planned ambush arranged with the connivance of Queen Victoria, who fears that if he comes to power France will outstrip Britain. In the climax to the play, the Prince's (imaginary) fiancée confronts the Queen. In a 1943 Southern Daily Echo article, former Sapper George Harding (2nd Company Royal Engineers) recalled being ordered to take a horse ambulance and find the Prince's body and bring it back to the column. The Prince Imperial had been out on reconnaissance mission with a party of the 17th Lancers. Describing the mission, he said We advanced to a dried up river bed and had to cut away the banks to get the ambulance across. Eventually, we reached a kraal beside a large mealie field where we found the bodies of the Prince and some of his party. They had been surprised by Zulus as they rested in the kraal. The Zulus broke out of the mealie field and killed them before they could remount their horses. The Prince had been stabbed 16 times with assegais. We made a rough coffin and put his body in the ambulance. After burying the other bodies where they were found, we went back to the column. The Prince's body was taken back to England for burial.
    With the outbreak of the Zulu War in 1879, the Prince Imperial, with the rank of lieutenant, forced the hand of the British military to allow him to take part in the conflict, despite the objections of Rouher and other Bonapartists.
    More Details Hide Details He was only allowed to go to Africa by special pleading of his mother, the Empress Eugénie, and by intervention of Queen Victoria herself. He went as an observer, attached to the staff of Frederic Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford, the commander in South Africa, who was admonished to take care of him. Louis accompanied Chelmsford on his march into Zululand. Keen to see action, and full of enthusiasm, he was warned by Lieutenant Arthur Brigge, a close friend, "not to do anything rash and to avoid running unnecessary risks. I reminded him of the Empress at home and his party in France." Chelmsford, mindful of his duty, attached the Prince to staff of Colonel Richard Harrison of the Royal Engineers, where it was felt he could be active but safe. Harrison was responsible for the column's transport and for reconnaissance of the forward route on the way to Ulundi, the Zulu capital. While he welcomed the presence of Louis, he was told by Chelmsford that the Prince must be accompanied at all times by a strong escort. Lieutenant Jahleel Brenton Carey, a French speaker and British subject from Guernsey, was given particular charge of Louis. The Prince took part in several reconnaissance missions, though his eagerness for action almost led him into an early ambush, when he exceeded orders in a party led by Colonel Redvers Buller. Despite this on the evening of 31 May 1879, Harrison agreed to allow Louis to scout in a forward party scheduled to leave in the morning, in the mistaken belief that the path ahead was free of Zulu skirmishers.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His early death sent shockwaves throughout Europe, as he was the last serious dynastic hope for the restoration of the Bonapartes to the throne of France.
  • 1876
    Age 19
    He supported the tactics of Eugène Rouher over those of Victor, Prince Napoléon, breaking with Victor in 1876.
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  • 1872
    Age 15
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He finished seventh in his class of thirty four, and came top in riding and fencing. He was then commissioned into the Royal Artillery in order to follow in the footsteps of his famous great-uncle. During the 1870s, there was some talk of a marriage between him and Queen Victoria's youngest daughter, Princess Beatrice. Victoria also reportedly believed that it would be best for "the peace of Europe" if the prince became Emperor of France. The Prince remained a devout Catholic, and retained hopes that the Bonapartist cause might eventually triumph if the secularising Third Republic failed.
  • 1870
    Age 13
    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.
    More Details Hide Details When the war began to go against the Imperial arms, however, his father sent him to the border with Belgium. In September he sent him a message to cross over into Belgium. He travelled from there to England, arriving on 6 September, where he was joined by his parents, the Second Empire having been abolished. The Royal family settled in England at Camden Place in Chislehurst, Kent. On his father's death, Bonapartists proclaimed him Napoleon IV. On his 18th birthday, a large crowd gathered to cheer him at Camden Place.
  • 1867
    Age 10
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His English nurse, Miss Shaw, who was recommended by Queen Victoria and taught the prince English from an early age; his valet, Xavier Uhlmann; and his inseparable friend Louis Conneau also figured importantly in his life. The young prince was known by the nickname "Loulou" in his family circle.
  • 1856
    Born in Paris, he was baptized on 14 June 1856, at Notre Dame Cathedral.
    More Details Hide Details His godfather was Pope Pius IX, whose representative, Cardinal Patrizi, officiated. His godmother was Queen Victoria, represented by Eugène de Beauharnais's daughter, Josephine, the Queen of Sweden.
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