Alternative History
Napoleon II
Napoleon II., Herzog von Reichstadt
Reign January 16, 1830 - September 6, 1848
Coronation February 17, 1830
Predecessor Napoleon I
Successor Joseph Philip
Spouse Empress Maria Josepha
Philip Joseph
Full name
Napoléon François Joseph Charles Bonaparte
House House of Bonaparte
Father Napoleon I
Mother Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma
Born March 20, 1811
Paris, France
Died September 6, 1848
Rome, Italy
Religion Catholic

Napoléon François Joseph Charles Bonaparte(20 March 1811 - 6 September 1848), the son of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French Empire, and his second wife, Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma. He was made the Duke of Normandy, which is now the customary title of the heir-apparent to the French Empire . He ascended to the throne after the death of his father on January 16, 1830, although his coronation wasn't until February, which made it customary for the heir-apparent to assume the throne upon the death or abdication of the previous emperor. He lead the Empire to victory in the Prussian Expansion War, and was instrumental in the expansion of industry in France and "associate" and allied states until his death in 1848.

Early Life[]

Napoléon François Joseph Charles Bonaparte was born to Napoleon I and his second wife, Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, at the Tuileries Palace in Paris in 1811. From birth he was designated the heir-apparent, and given the title of Duke of Normandy, now the official title of the next in line for the French Imperial Throne.

He was educated in Paris, Vienna and Rome, starting at the age of 14. After four years, he was brought back to Paris, and, due to his father's illness, was given limited power in the Empire, mostly over domestic issues, and was instrumental in creating the CCIF, now considered one of the worlds best train networks. But Napoleon I died on January 16, 1830, and his son was named Emperor, and was crowned in Notre Dame Cathedral on February 17, 1830.

European Tensions[]

After Napoleon II came to the throne, he was confronted with a major crisis in the Irish Sea Incident. He took a hard stance, and asked Michel Ney to come out of retirement to lead the French Army, and he subsequently brought the armed forces into readiness. After the outbreak of the Black Sea War,