French Second Republic

government of France between 1848-1852

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]

French Republic

République française
1848–1852
Great Seal of France
Great Seal
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
CapitalParis
Common languagesFrench
Religion
Roman Catholicism (official)
Calvinism
Lutheranism
Judaism
GovernmentUnitary semi-presidential republic (1848–1851)
Unitary authoritarian presidential republic (1851–1852)
President 
• 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
History 
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

ReferencesEdit

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