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In Paris, Louis Napoleon declares France an Empire and himself its Emperor

Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, circa 1850, detail
12/02/1852
With the French Legislature having voted the previous day, the Second French Empire is proclaimed in Paris at the Hotel De Ville. That afternoon, on what is a very wet and cold day, Louis Napoleon enters the city as Napoleon II, Emperor of France. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1852 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1853), 201.

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