Napoleon - Titles, Styles, Honours and Arms

Titles, Styles, Honours and Arms

Emperor Napoleon I of France House of Bonaparte
Political offices
Preceded by
French Directory
Provisional Consul of France
11 November – 12 December 1799
Became Consul
New title
Consulate created
First Consul of France
12 December 1799 – 18 May 1804
Became Emperor
Regnal titles
Vacant French Revolution Title last held by Louis XVI of France
Emperor of the French
18 May 1804 – 11 April 1814
Succeeded by
Louis XVIII of France
Vacant Title last held by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
King of Italy
17 March 1805 – 11 April 1814
Vacant Title next held by Victor Emmanuel II of Savoy
Preceded by
Louis XVIII of France
Emperor of the French
20 March – 22 June 1815
Succeeded by
Louis XVIII of France
New title
State created
Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine
12 July 1806 – 19 October 1813
Rhine Confederation dissolved
successive ruler:
Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor
as President of the German Confederation
Titles in pretence
New title
Emperor of the French
11 April 1814 – 20 March 1815
Vacant Title next held by Napoleon II

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