A Numerological Connection Between Louis Philippe I And Napoleon III?

In Borderland: A Quarterly Review and Index, Vol. 2, July 1895, I found the following numerological coincidences which involved the important events in the lives of Louis Phillipe and Napoleon III:

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According to the paper mentioned above, this observation first appeared in a daily French paper dated 1869. I think the article aimed to argue that there was some sort of numerological connection between the two French rulers and this may be an augury of their downfall.

Anyway, this could have been a cool little coincidence if not for a fact that there was a big error. Napoleon III became Emperor on December 2, 1852, not 1853, albeit it was close. This is unfortunate, but if nothing else, it makes for a good story.

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My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com
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11 Responses to A Numerological Connection Between Louis Philippe I And Napoleon III?

  1. People had a lot more time on their hands to play with data like these. Today, a computer algorithm would spit them out in a split second!

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  2. anne leueen says:

    So was the French newspaper sprinkling a bit of “fake”news with the incorrect date back in 1869?

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  3. Abigail says:

    This reminds me of the Abraham Lincoln-John F. Kennedy coincidences that appeared in 1964. This page summarizes the supposed parallels between their lives and assassinations: http://themetapicture.com/mind-blowing-coincidences/

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  4. Ayush. says:

    Interesting.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. masercot says:

    You are the Fred Reinfeld of WordPress…

    Liked by 4 people

  6. Mind blowing facts….quite amusing…

    Liked by 4 people

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