Napoleon III of France names his wife as Regent should he die before the majority of his son
Clearly shaken by the attempt on his life two weeks before, Emperor Napoleon III makes plans in the event he does not survive until his son comes of age. He names his wife, the Empress Eugenie, as his Regent should this happen and prepares a "council of regency." (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859, (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859) 367.