Napoleon II Biography
(Emperor of the French for a Few Weeks in 1815)
Birthday: March 20, 1811 (Pisces)
Born In: Tuileries Palace, Paris
Napoleon II was the son of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the France, from his second wife, and had the distinction of being his only legitimate child. He is famous for being the Emperor of the France for only sixteen days. He held many titles as a child, including ‘Prince Imperial’, ‘King of Rome’, ‘Duke of Reichstadt’, etc. His birth was the cause of much celebration for his father since his first wife was childless. He spent only three years with his father before he had to abdicate the throne in favor of his son. Thereafter, his mother left with him for Austria, to her father’s palace, where he spent the rest of his life. He excelled in his military education and aspired to become a leader, but his efforts were thwarted by both his grandfather and the European monarchs. He died of tuberculosis at a young age, before he could serve in any battle. He has inspired many theatrical productions in Europe.