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|First French Empire|
The First French Empire (dark blue) with satellite states in light blue, 1812
| 1804 - 1815|
|Ruler||Napoleon I (1804-1815), Napoleon II (1815)|
The First French Empire was the empire of Napoleon I and his son, Napoleon II, in France from 1804 to 1815. It was the dominant power of much of continental Europe during most of the early nineteenth century, throughout the Napoleonic Wars.