Empire française
French Empire
Flag of France.svg
1852–1918 Flag of France.svg
Flag of the German Empire.svg
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg
Colonial Flag of the American Empire (King of America).svg
Flag of France.svg Coat of Arms Second French Empire (1852–1870)-2.svg
Flag Coat of arms
"Liberté, égalité, fraternité" (French)

"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity"

"Partant pour la Syrie"
Second French Empire 1914 (King of America).png
Map of the Second French Empire and it's colonies
Capital Paris
Official language French
Religion Roman Catholicism
Government Constitutional Monarchy
 - 1852–1873 Napoleon III
 - 1873–1909 Napoleon IV
 - 1909–1917 Napoleon V
Prime Minister
 - 1870 Émile Ollivier
 - 1917-1918 Georges Clemenceau
 - Coup of 1851 2 December 1852
 - Treaty of Augsburg 28 November 1918
Currency French Franc

The Second French Empire, commonly referred to as the French Empire or France, was a nation controlled by the House of Bonaparte between 1852 to 1918. The monarchy ceased its rule in 1917 after the capture of Napoleon V by German forces near Paris.

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