Napoléon Charles Bonaparte

For the later French army officer and Prince of Canino, see Napoléon Charles Bonaparte, 5th Prince of Canino.
Napoléon Charles Bonaparte
Prince Royal of Holland; Prince Français

Portrait of Napoleon Charles Bonaparte.
Born 10 October 1802
Paris, France
Died 5 May 1807(1807-05-05) (aged 4)
The Hague, Holland
Full name
Napoléon Louis Charles Bonaparte
House Bonaparte
Father Louis I of Holland
Mother Hortense de Beauharnais
Royal styles of
Napoléon Charles Bonaparte
Reference style His Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Sir

Napoléon Louis Charles Bonaparte (10 October 1802 – 5 May 1807) was the eldest son of Louis Bonaparte and Hortense de Beauharnais. His father was Emperor Napoleon I's younger brother; his mother was the daughter of Napoleon's first wife, Josephine de Beauharnais.


At the time of his birth his uncle was First Consul of France and childless. Napoleon Charles was his eldest nephew and seen as a potential heir, but he died before reaching his fifth birthday on 5 May 1807 of croup.

Napoleon Charles had two brothers: the youngest, Louis Napoleon, eventually became Emperor as Napoleon III in 1852.

Title and styles


Napoléon Charles Bonaparte
Born: 10 October 1802 Died: 5 May 1807
Dutch royalty
New title Heir to the Dutch throne
as Prince Royal of Holland
5 June 1806 – 5 May 1807
Succeeded by
Napoléon Louis Bonaparte
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