Napoleon Franz Bonaparte, Duke of Reichstadt, etching

Napoleon Franz Bonaparte

Duke of Reichstadt

* 20. Mar 1811, † 22. Jul 1832

The younger Napoleon was the first legitimate son of Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Archduchess Marie Louise. Although he was the long-desired and designated successor to his famous father, he never attained high political office. He died of tuberculosis at the age of only twenty-one at Schönbrunn in the summer of 1832. His sarcophagus was taken to Paris in 1940 on the orders of Adolf Hitler.

Napoleon Franz Bonaparte, Duke of Reichstadt, etching