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Louis Bonaparte
b.2 Sep 1778
d.25 Jul 1846
  1. Joseph Bonaparte1768 - 1844
  2. Napoleon I of France1769 - 1821
  3. Lucien Bonaparte1775 - 1840
  4. Elisa Bonaparte1777 - 1820
  5. Louis Bonaparte1778 - 1846
  6. Pauline Bonaparte1780 - 1825
  7. Caroline Bonaparte1782 - 1839
  8. Jérôme Napoleon Bonaparte1784 - 1860
  1. Napoleon Louis Bonaparte1804 - 1831
  2. Napoleon III of France1808 - 1873
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Name Louis Bonaparte
Gender Male
Birth[1] 2 Sep 1778
Death[1] 25 Jul 1846
Reference Number? Q7729?


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Louis Napoléon Bonaparte (born Luigi Buonaparte; 2 September 1778 – 25 July 1846) was a younger brother of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French. He was a monarch in his own right from 1806 to 1810, ruling over the Kingdom of Holland (a French client state roughly corresponding to the current Netherlands). In that capacity he was known as Louis I (Dutch: Lodewijk I; ).

Louis was the fifth surviving child and fourth surviving son of Carlo Buonaparte and Letizia Ramolino, out of eight children who lived past infancy. He and his siblings were all born on Corsica, which had been conquered by France less than a decade before his birth. Louis followed his older brothers into the French Army, where he benefited from Napoleon's patronage. In 1802, he married his step-niece Hortense de Beauharnais, the daughter of Empress Joséphine (Napoleon's wife).

In 1806, Napoleon established the Kingdom of Holland in place of the Batavian Republic, appointing Louis as the new king. Napoleon had intended for Holland to be little more than a puppet state, but Louis was determined to be as independent as possible, and in fact became quite popular amongst his new people. Growing tired of his brother's wilfulness, Napoleon annexed Holland into the French Empire in 1810. Louis fled into exile in Austria, where he spent the rest of his life. His son Louis-Napoléon established the Second French Empire, taking the throne as Napoleon III.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Louis Bonaparte, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.