Empress of France (1853–1871) as the wife of Napoleon III. She acted as regent during the emperor's absences and is thought to have influenced events leading to the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, which ended in defeat for France.
(born Eugenia María de Montijo de Guzmán) 1826-1920; wife of Louis Napoleon & empress of France (1853-71), born in Spain.
Eugenie Sentence Examples
In this last district, near the mouth of the old canal, stands a fine statue of Christopher Columbus, the gift of the empress Eugenie in 1870.
His father, Mathieu de Lesseps (1774-1832), was in the consular service; hi$ mother, Catherine de Grivegnee, was Spanish, and aunt of the countess of Montijo, mother of the empress Eugenie.
and the empress Eugenie, he succeeded in rousing the patriotism of the French and obtaining by their subscriptions more than half of the capital of two hundred millions of francs which he needed in order to form a company.
The house was the residence not only of Napoleon III., but of the empress Eugenie and of the prince imperial, who is commemorated by a memorial cross on Chislehurst Common.
In 1869 the visit was returned by many sovereigns and princes on their way to the opening of the Suez Canal, among these being the empress Eugenie.