Historical Dictionary of the French Second Empire, 1852-1870

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Chronology of the French Second Empire

1852

POLITICAL/DIPLOMATIC/MILITARY
Installation of Louis Napoleon as president following coup d'état of 2 December 1851 (1/1)
New constitution signed, published in Moniteur (14-15/1)
Confiscation of Orleans property in France (22-23/1)
Electoral regime decreed (2/2)
Elections to Corps Législatif (29/2-1/3)
Oath of allegiance to Louis Napoleon prescribed (8/3)
Billault named president of Corps Législatif (22/3)
Powers of prefects increased (24/3)
End of martial law and of the period of dictatorship (27/3)
Legislative session begins (29/3)
Michelet and other professors dismissed for refusing oath (Mar.; others resign, 1015)
Charlemagne affair in French dispute with Turkey over the Holy Places (Apr.)
First deportations to a new penal colony at Cayenne (Apr.)
Protocol of London, settling the succession in the Elbe Duchies (8/5)
Plot to assassinate Louis Napoleon (Reine Blanche) revealed (1/6)
Legislative session ends (28/6)
Law regulating election and organization of conseils généraux (7/7)
Amnesty of Thiers and of others exiled following coup d'état (8/8; proclaimed during first celebration of fête de l'Empereur in 39 years, 15/8)
Louis Napoleon tours central and southern France (14/9-16/10); speech at Bordeaux (9/ 10)
London conference on the Greek throne (20/10-20/11)
Senate submits proposal for restoration of the Empire to a plebiscite (7/11)
Plebiscite approves restoration of the Empire (21-22/11); extraordinary legislative session (25/11-3/12)
Troplong succeeds King Jérôme (resigned) as president of the Senate (Nov.)
Second Empire proclaimed; Louis Napoleon becomes Napoleon III (1-2/12)
Sénatus-consulte modifying the constitution in an imperial sense (25/12)

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Historical Dictionaries of French History ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Contributors vii
  • Preface ix
  • Abbreviations of Journals in References xv
  • The Dictionary 1
  • A 3
  • B 27
  • C 67
  • D 161
  • E 205
  • F 220
  • G 253
  • H 280
  • I 298
  • J 320
  • K 324
  • L 325
  • M 370
  • N 423
  • O 439
  • P 459
  • Q 531
  • R 534
  • S 585
  • T 643
  • U 673
  • V 676
  • W 700
  • Z 707
  • Chronology of the French Second Empire 711
  • Index 777
  • About the Editor 831
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