First Empire(redirected from First French Empire)
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the period of Napoleon I’s reign in France that followed the Consulate. The First Empire existed from 1804 to 1814 and again from Mar. 20, 1815, to June 22, 1815. After the fall of the empire, the Bourbon monarchy was restored.
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