MEDALJ. 1859. FRANCE. Empress Eugénie & Prince Napoléon. Brons, 34 mm.
Napoléon IV, Prince Imperial (Full name: Louis Napoléon Eugène John Joseph, 16 March 1856 ? 1 June 1879), Prince Imperial, Fils de France, was the only child of Emperor Napoleon III of France and his Empress consort Eugénie de Montijo. His early death in Africa sent shock waves throughout Europe, as he was the last dynastic hope for the restoration of the Bonapartes to the throne of France.