French Second Republic

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French Republic
République française
Motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité
"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity"
Anthem: Le Chant des Girondins
"The Song of Girondists"
The French Republic in 1848
The French Republic in 1848
Common languagesFrench
Roman Catholicism (official)
GovernmentUnitary semi-presidential republic (1848–1851)
Unitary authoritarian presidential republic (1851–1852)
• 1848–1852
Prince Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte
Vice President 
• 1849–1852
Henri Georges Boulay de la Meurthe
Prime Minister 
• 1848 (first)
Jacques-Charles Dupont
• 1851 (last)
Léon Faucher
LegislatureNational Assembly
23 February 1848
27 April 1848
4 November 1848
2 December 1851
2 December 1852
CurrencyFrench Franc
ISO 3166 codeFR
Preceded by
Succeeded by
July Monarchy
Second French Empire
Today part of France

The French Second Republic was a short-lived republican government of France under President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte. It lasted from the 1848 Revolution to the 1851 coup by which the president made himself Emperor Napoleon III and started the Second Empire.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Roger D. Price (2002). Napoleon III and the Second Empire. Routledge. pp. 1834–36. ISBN 9781134734689.