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  1. The British Empire (red) and Mongol Empire (blue) were the largest and second-largest empires in history, respectively. The precise extent of the Mongol Empire at its greatest territorial expansion is a matter of debate among scholars. Several empires in human history have been contenders for the largest of all time, depending on definition and ...

  2. Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo ( pronounced [ˈsiŋko ðe ˈmaʝo] in Mexico, Spanish for "Fifth of May") is a yearly celebration held on May 5 to celebrate Mexico's victory over the Second French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, [1] [2] led by General Ignacio Zaragoza. Zaragoza died months after the battle from an illness, and a larger ...

  3. The Second French Empire ( French: Second Empire; officially the French Empire, French: Empire Français ), was the 18-year Imperial Bonapartist regime of Napoleon III from 14 January 1852 to 27 October 1870, between the Second and the Third Republic France. Historians in the 1930s and 1940s often disparaged the Second Empire as a precursor of ...

  4. Mar 23, 2015 · The original description page was . All following user names refer to en.wikipedia. 2010-09-02 01:53 Mackay 86 1425×625× (51259 bytes) Added French Polynesia. 2010-09-02 01:17 Mackay 86 1425×625× (51070 bytes) Corrected borders & added missing islands. 2010-08-17 06:54 Mackay 86 1425×625× (53432 bytes) { {Information |Description = Second ...

  5. Breton flags. Corsican flags. Flags of Île-de-France. Occitan flags. Flags of Pays de la Loire. Presidential standards. Former French Empire. Le Tricolore, the national flag of France. This list includes flags that either have been in use or are currently used by France, French Overseas Collectivites, the Sui Generis Collectivity and the ...

  6. Jan 9, 2024 · Constantin Guys (born 1802 or 1805, Flushing, Neth.—died Dec. 13, 1892, Paris) cartoonist and comic illustrator who depicted the fashionable world of the French Second Empire (1852–70). A fighter for Greek independence in his youth, Guys reported the Crimean War (1853–56) for The Illustrated London News. Settling in Paris in the 1860s, he ...

  7. The French Second Republic ( French: Deuxième République Française or La IIe République ), officially the French Republic ( République française ), was the second republican government of France. It existed from 1848 until its dissolution in 1852. Following the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo, France was ...

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