Blog category: King of Rome

  • Fake News about Napoleon Bonaparte

    Fake News about Napoleon Bonaparte

    June 9, 2017

    Was the King of Rome really Napoleon’s son? Was Napoleon killed by Cossacks? Did he escape from St. Helena? Lest you think fake news is a recent problem, here are some samples from the Napoleonic era.

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  • Anecdotes of Napoleon’s Son, the King of Rome

    Anecdotes of Napoleon’s Son, the King of Rome

    February 24, 2017

    Napoleon’s only legitimate son, Napoleon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte, also known as the King of Rome, was born on March 20, 1811. By all accounts he was a cute, strong-willed and kind-hearted little boy. He was also greatly spoiled. Here are some anecdotes of the King of Rome as a young child.

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  • The Death of Napoleon’s Son, the Duke of Reichstadt

    The Death of Napoleon’s Son, the Duke of Reichstadt

    July 22, 2016

    Napoleon’s only legitimate child, Napoleon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte, also known as the King of Rome, Napoleon II, or the Duke of Reichstadt, died of tuberculosis at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna on July 22, 1832. He was 21 years old.

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  • The Palace of the King of Rome

    The Palace of the King of Rome

    April 22, 2016

    Imagine in Paris, across the river from the Eiffel Tower, a palace as magnificent as the one at Versailles, with a park covering about half of the present 16th arrondissement. This was Napoleon’s dream. In 1811, work began on a great imperial dwelling on the hill that is today known as the Trocadéro, where the Palais de Chaillot (built in 1937) now stands. Intended as a residence for Napoleon’s infant son, the planned complex was known as the palace of the King of Rome.

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  • The Perilous Birth of the King of Rome

    The Perilous Birth of the King of Rome

    March 18, 2016

    Napoleon’s only legitimate child, Napoleon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte, also known as the King of Rome, Napoleon II or the Duke of Reichstadt, was born at the Tuileries Palace in Paris on March 20, 1811. His birth was a touch-and-go affair. The attending doctor, Antoine Dubois, feared that either Napoleon’s wife Marie Louise, or the baby, might die.

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  • Napoleon II: Napoleon’s Son, the King of Rome

    Napoleon II: Napoleon’s Son, the King of Rome

    February 21, 2014

    Napoleon had only one legitimate child: Napoleon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte, also known as the King of Rome, Napoleon II, the Prince of Parma and the Duke of Reichstadt. He did not hold all those titles at the same time, and you can tell whether someone was a supporter of Napoleon based on how they referred to the boy after 1815.

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We must confess that fate, which sports with man, makes merry work with the affairs of this world.

Napoleon Bonaparte