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Been doing a little reading concerning the Franco-Prussian War and Louis Napoleon III. The materials I read mention Napoleon III's 14-year-old son (in 1870). I got to wondering what happened to the descendants of the French rulers. What happened to them? Did they play any role in history since 1870? are there any known Bonapartes today and if so, what is their status?
 

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Well, can tell you what happened to the Prince Imperial (Napoleon III's son). He was killed by Zulus whilst behaving stupidly. With the cowardice of his British escorting officer not helping things. He left no descendants. Date was in the mid or late 1870s.

Can't answer the rest of your questions.
 

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Here you go:

"Napoléon IV, Prince Imperial (Full name: Louis Napoléon Eugène John Joseph, 16 March 1856 – 1 June 1879), Prince Imperial, Fils de France, was the only child of Emperor Napoleon III of France and his Empress consort Eugénie de Montijo. His early death in Africa sent shock waves throughout Europe, as he was the last dynastic hope for the restoration of the Bonapartes to the throne of France."
 

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Haven't seen you in a while, Stein. The Elijah Craig is holding up well, though it may suffer some when a friend gets back from Alaska. John says he likes that and I'll feed him some when we get together (he's the son of a very good friend who died a couple of years ago; currently an LTC and probably be in the Sandbox next assignment, for the third time).
 

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Did Napoleon the III have any brothers or sisters who may have carried on the dynasty? I do know he had several cousins couldn't one of them have? Probably could just go to Wikipedia and find out I guess.
 

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Looks like he only surviving male line is from Napoleon's youngest brother Jerome by his second marriage (a grandson, from his son by his first marriage to an American, was attorney general of the US after WWI).
 

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Haven't seen you in a while, Stein.
I've been around down in "the gutter" of the minefield but now I'm going to lay low now that Tuco has buggered my avatar and signature lines, etc........I think I'm being punished for transgressions. :rolleyes:

Anyhoo, tell me when you run out of Elijah Craig and I'll take care of things. Take the nipple off that fifth and knock it down. Don't forget that good bourbon has analgesic qualities unmatched by modern pharmacology. "It's good for what ails ya."

It's time we move you on to Woodford Reserve. ;)
 

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Maybe so (about beating most modern analgesics). I'm pretty abstemious since I nearly turned into a lush, though. Drink, but only a little and not every day. I suspect Sigel's in Dallas has Woodford Reserve, may get a bottle the next time I'm up.

I guess I ought to get back on Minefield and Grumpy Old Men - Lord knows I'm getting old, but truth to tell - not near as grumpy as I was before I retired and shut things down for good. Being away from courts and criminals (both the ones in the jail and the perjurers with badges) has been good for me.
 
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