Death of Napoleon III

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Historical Context Note

Napoleon III, who was deposed and exiled from France in 1870, dies at Chislehurst in England, aged 64. He leaves an only son aged 17, who becomes the focus for monarchist sentiment, but this Napoleon also dies in 1879 while in South Africa.
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Editors. "Death of Napoleon III". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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