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Charles, Count Léon (1806–1881) was an illegitimate son of Emperor Napoleon I of France and Louise Catherine Eléonore Denuelle de la Plaigne (1787–1868). He was the half brother of Alexandre Colonna-Walewski and Napoleon's legitimate son, Napoleon II, Duke of Reichstadt.
Léon’s daughter, Charlotte Mesnard, who was interviewed in 1921 at the age of 55 said her son had a striking resemblance to Napoleon but had been killed in World War I near Reims. According to the article, She also said that her three much younger half brothers were killed in the war as well.
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