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  • n. nephew of Napoleon I and emperor of the French from 1852 to 1871 (1808-1873)

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Examples

  • Three years later, faced with a Bourbon royalist challenge, he staged a coup, changed the name of the Second Republic to the Second Empire, and took the title Napoleon III.

    The Great Experiment

  • Louis-Napoleon Oui-Oui was elected to the presidency of France after the Revolution of 1848, becoming Emperor of the French under the name Napoleon III.

    The Last Great Dance on Earth

  • Or he may simply go along with his party and prove to be what Bismarck called Napoleon III, namely "a sphinx without a riddle." close

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • So wrote Émile Zola 1902, referring to Napoleon III’s incapacitation by stones in his bladder.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • The last person who had anything made of spider silk was Napoleon III's wife, Empress Eugenie -- and the gloves were small and grey, not the dazzling gold of the shawl that the artists made, which is at the Venice Biennale right now.

    Evie Evangelou: Art Made of Spider Silk?

  • Bremner is now writing an updated English translation of Jacques Offenbach's light and satirical work which parodied the regime of Napoleon III.

    Rory Bremner to parody Bullingdon Club with translation of comic opera

  • Offenbach was sending up the gods and ... the second empire of Napoleon III.

    Rory Bremner to parody Bullingdon Club with translation of comic opera

  • The classification came about thanks to Napoleon III, who ordered a group of wine brokers to come up with a list of the best Bordeaux in time for the Paris Exposition, a sort of national trade fair.

    Getting to the Bottom of Bordeaux

  • After unification, says Kiefer, Berlin should have been rebuilt along the lines planned out by Speer for Hitler, in the way that Paris wouldn't exist in the way it does without Georges-Eugène Haussmann, commissioned by Napoleon III to modernise the city, "but in Germany it's difficult – they are afraid of taboos".

    Anselm Kiefer: 'art is difficult, it's not entertainment'

  • In matters equine, there are hobby horses, rocking horses, horses pulling carriages and trams, and the beautiful horse made for the Prince Imperial, son of Napoleon III—a prancing steed covered in real pony skin and mounted on an elegant bronze tricycle circa 1862–65.

    Every Girl and Boy Land

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