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Old 05-07-2014, 09:25 PM
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Frans is the Swedish variant of Franois, it was one of king Oscar I:s names and he was probably named after his maternal grandfatherFranois Clary.

I don't know anything about the name Napoleone being removed, but her names was Swedified to Josefina Maximiliana Eugenia Napoleona.
Meraude, Thank you for mentioning that Prince Gustaf was named after Francois Clary.
Thank you for giving the Swedish equivalent of Queen Josephine's (Josefina's) name.
In Emperors, Kings & Queens, Sonya Newland wrote:

Oscar had objected to his father's despotic tendencies and the liberals had high hopes of reform when he took over. However, Oscar preferred to tread the middle ground and pursued moderate policies that upset the more radical of his former supporters.
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