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.

French Republic
République française
1848–1852
Motto: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité
"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity"
Anthem: Le Chant des Girondins
"The Song of Girondists"
The French Republic in 1848
CapitalParis
Common languagesFrench
Religion
Roman Catholicism (official)
Calvinism
Lutheranism
Judaism
GovernmentUnitary semi-presidential republic (1848–1851)
Unitary authoritarian presidential republic (1851–1852)
President 
 1848–1852
Prince Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte
Vice President 
 1849–1852
Henri Georges Boulay de la Meurthe
Prime Minister 
 1848 (first)
Jacques-Charles Dupont
 1851 (last)
Léon Faucher
LegislatureNational Assembly
History 
23 February 1848
27 April 1848
4 November 1848
2 December 1851
 Establishment of the Second Empire
2 December 1852
CurrencyFrench Franc
ISO 3166 codeFR
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Kingdom of France
Second French Empire
Today part ofFrance
Algeria