Editors. "Birth of Prince Imperial in France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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A son is born to Louis Napoleon and his wife Eugenie, who is named Eugene Louis Jean Joseph. He becomes the Prince Imperial of France, ensuring a dynastic succession to the throne.