French Second Republic
The French Second Republic (French: Deuxième République Française or La IIe République), officially the French Republic (République française), was the republican government of France that existed between 1848 and 1852. It was established in February 1848, with the Revolution that overthrew the July Monarchy, and ended in December 1852, after the 1851 coup d'état and when president Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte proclaimed himself Emperor Napoleon III and initiated the Second French Empire. It officially adopted the motto of the First Republic, Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité.
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|Motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité|
"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity"
|Anthem: Le Chant des Girondins|
"The Song of Girondists"
|Religion||Roman Catholicism (official)|
|Government||Unitary semi-presidential republic (1848–1851)|
Unitary authoritarian presidential republic (1851–1852)
|Prince Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte|
|Henri Georges Boulay de la Meurthe|
• 1848 (first)
• 1851 (last)
|23 February 1848|
|27 April 1848|
|4 November 1848|
|2 December 1851|
• Establishment of the Second Empire
|2 December 1852|
|ISO 3166 code||FR|
|Today part of||France|