The French Empire was a period of early 19th century Earth history.
The Empire was created by Napoléon Bonaparte. It covered a large area of mainland Europe before his downfall at the Battle of Waterloo. (TV: The Last Sontaran, PROSE: World Game)
Davros tried to help Napoléon win the Battle of Waterloo, but was stopped by the Sixth Doctor. (AUDIO: The Curse of Davros)