by Camille Arnett and Emily Vetne
He was Napoleon I’s nephew and reigned from 1852 until 1870. He grew up in Switzerland as his family were nobles and had been exiled from France during the Revolution. He lived and studied in Italy while a young man, but moved to Great Britain until 1848, when he moved to France, won the election for President with a surprising 75% of the votes, and became dictator in 1851. He reigned until 1870 when he was deposed by the Germans. He passed away in 1873 in London, England.