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Prince Napoleon marries Princess Clohilde of Savoy in Turin

Prince Napoleon and Princess Clotilde
01/30/1859
On this day, Prince Napoleon, the cousin of French Emperor Napoleon III of France, married Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy, daughter of King Victor Emmanuel II of Peidmont-Sardinia, in Turin. Commentary at the time centered on how this union further signaled the growing alliance between France and anti-Austrian Italian sentiment for a united Italy. The couple produced three children but separated in 1870. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1860), 386.

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