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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse30 Jan 2019 4:22 p.m. PST

"The Roi de Rome (King of Rome), Napoleon-François-Charles-Joseph Bonaparte, was the first legitimate son of Napoleon Ist, emperor of the French and son of a Corsican noble. His mother was Napoleon's second wife, the young Marie-Louise of Habsburg-Lorraine, daughter of the Emperor of Austria. Napoleon François was in fact Napoleon's first legitimate child since his father's previous marriage to Josephine had been childless, Josephine's children coming from her first marriage. On 20 March, 1811, twelve days short of a year since his parent's civil marriage, a 101-gun salute announced that the imperial couple had had a son (22 blasts would have meant a girl)…."
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