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Louis Bonaparte, Napoleon I's third surviving brother, was king of Holland from 1806 to 1810.
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Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed his brother Louis Bonaparte king of Holland in July 1806. By 1809 Napoleon considered annexing Holland to stop the trade the Dutch secretly conducted with England. In 1810, failing to negotiate with either England or Louis, the emperor dispatched French troops against the Dutch capital. Louis abdicated and fled his kingdom, which Napoleon annexed to France.
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