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Re: Imperial France: House Bonaparte news
« Reply #540 on: May 02, 2010, 11:58:01 AM »
Louis-Philippe used the style Louis-Philippe, Roi des Français. This neutral, sleek, modern royal style is identical to that of his son-in-law, Leopold, Roi des Belges.

With a more traditional territorial designation, but also without any claim to rule by divine grace, this style has also been adopted by the modern Norwegian, Swedish and Spanish monarchies.

Napoleon III on the other hand, used the style Napoléon, par la grâce de Dieu et la volonté nationale, Empereur des Français. Highly ambiguous, just like his empire!
Of course he could have claimed this divine right when "the will of the nation" deposed him (as the National Assembly formally did on the 1st of March 1871), but it would look very strange for a ruler who had come to the throne through elections and plebiscites.

BTW according to the republican-imperial constitution of 1852, the next heir after his direct agnatic descendants would have to be an adopted collateral member of the Bonaparte clan, and as far as I can see no such adoption was carried out. Thus "legitimist Napoelonic rule" must be considered to have ended with his childless son's death in 1879. 
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« Reply #541 on: May 02, 2010, 04:13:08 PM »
Ah..i see, thank you. I can't believe you know so much!

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« Reply #542 on: June 21, 2010, 12:33:12 AM »
I'm reading my way through this topic again with fascination. I had NO idea there were so many descendents and so many who are active and engaged in the family history today. All the intermarriages are keeping these historical titles alive and perpetuating the marital policies of history. Wonderful material.
I'm redefining myself at present--any suggestions?

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« Reply #543 on: July 03, 2010, 03:59:49 PM »
Thanks for your interest. I haven't been here for a longer time, but I am still working at my family tree of the Bonapartes, which is put online (myheritage.com) with more than 3.500 people until now.
I could also invite some descendants from the family helping with the dates and the newer generations etc. It's fascinating!
About the descendats of Napoleon I. there has a book appeared by Eddie de Tassigny (who is one of my correspondants in France) which is very interesting and shows all the generations. The discendants of the Bonaparte, even those of Napoleon I) are endless.....
Mr. Tassigny will also write about the descendants and possible descendants of emperor Napoleon III.
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« Reply #544 on: July 03, 2010, 04:32:26 PM »
 How appropriate ! I was just searching for a thread on the Bonaparte's and nothing came up !
 In any case,  I am planing  our next spring tour of Europe and Paris is one of the cities we will return to.Paris. I have been there so many times, I cannot  count the number,  but on  my last visit, I renewed my interst in the Imperial House. We visited Les Invaliides, Fountanbleu and  NIII apartments in the Louvre. Now I would like to visit Malmaison.  Has anyone here been there?  I am mainly interested in how to get there from  central Paris [Marais]. Any other information gladly welcomed.
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Re: Imperial France: House Bonaparte news
« Reply #545 on: May 07, 2016, 02:28:02 AM »
Prince Charles Napoléon and his son Jean Christophe Napoléon (both men are very handsome)



...to be continued....
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« Reply #546 on: May 07, 2016, 02:39:54 AM »






to be continued...
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Re: Imperial France: House Bonaparte news
« Reply #547 on: August 27, 2016, 10:28:33 AM »
Mystery of the Musée du Louvre’s Inventory Volumes c1810s

Being intrigued with inventories, I was surprised to read the history of the Louvre's four inventory volumes which Napoleon had published.

Strahov Monastery’s Library in Prague, Czech Republic (photos below) was given the volumes by Empress Marie Louise when she stayed there in 1813.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/Praha,_Hradcany_-_Strahovsky_klaster_(pohled_z_ulice_Uvoz).jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/42/Sala_della_Teologia_-_Biblioteca_del_monastero_di_Strahov_-_Repubblica_Ceca.jpg

A problem arose when countries, hearing of the list, began demanding their treasures be returned that had been taken by Napoleon’s armies.

Napoleon hastily had the volumes withdrawn from circulation and destroyed. Strahov’s are one of the few extant today.

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Re: Imperial France: House Bonaparte news
« Reply #548 on: September 01, 2016, 04:03:32 PM »
Jean Christophe Napoléon

Is he still in relationship with Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg?Any updates?