Napoleon II, duke von Reichstadt


Napoleon II, duke von Reichstadt

biographical name

(born March 20, 1811, Paris, France—died July 22, 1832, Schönbrunn, Austria) The only son of Napoleon and Marie-Louise, he was born during Napoleon's reign as emperor and styled “King of Rome.” On Napoleon's abdication (1814), Marie-Louise took her son to live at the court of her father, Emperor Francis II, rather than allow him to remain in France as the focus of resistance as Napoleon II. Given the Austrian title of duke of Reichstadt, he was controlled by Klemens, prince von Metternich. In 1830 Bonapartist insurgents attempted to restore Reichstadt as Napoleon II, but he was already ill with tuberculosis, which would kill him.

Variants of NAPOLEON II, DUKE VON REICHSTADT

Napoleon II, duke von Reichstadt orig. Napoléon-Francois-Charles-Joseph Bonaparte

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