118 The One Whose Power Transcended Thy Power And Whose Station Excelled Thy Station #86
This is a reference to Napoleon III (1808-1873), the Emperor of the
French, who was regarded by many historians as the most outstanding
monarch of his day in the West.
Baha'u'llah addressed two Tablets to Napoleon III, in the second of which
He clearly prophesied that Napoleon's kingdom would be thrown into
confusion, that his empire shall pass from his hands, and that his
people would experience great commotions.
Within a year, Napoleon III suffered a resounding defeat, at the hands of
Kaiser William I, at the Battle of Sedan in 1870. He went in exile to
England, where he died three years later.
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