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Coalition victory, Second Treaty of Paris

End of Napoleonic Wars Second exile of Napoleon
Napoleon
and second Bourbon Restoration Beginning of the Concert of Europe

Belligerents

 United Kingdom  Prussia  Austrian Empire  Russian Empire  Kingdom of Hanover  Nassau  Duchy of Brunswick  Sweden  United Kingdom of the Netherlands  Spain  Portugal  Sardinia  Kingdom of Sicily Tuscany Switzerland French Kingdom

 France Naples

Commanders and leaders

Duke of Wellington
Duke of Wellington
(Anglo-Allied) Prince Blücher Prince of Schwarzenberg (Upper Rhine) Duke of Casalanza (Upper Italy) Johann Frimont (Naples) Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly Duc d'Angoulême (French Royalists)

Armée du Nord

Napoleon
Napoleon
(15–19 June) Marshal Ney Soult, Duke of Dalmatia (19–25 June) Marquis de Grouchy (25–8 July)

Interior

Davout, Prince of Eckmühl (Paris) Jean Lamarque (Armée de l'Ouest — Vendée
Vendée
and Loire)

Armies of Observation

Jean Rapp
Jean Rapp
(Armée du Rhin) Suchet, Duc d'Albuféra (Armée des Alpes) Claude Lecourbe
Claude Lecourbe
(Armée du Jura) Guillaume Brune Armée du Var Charles Decaen and Bertrand, comte Clausel (Armies of the Pyrenees east and west)

Naples

Joachim Murat

Strength

800,000–1,000,000[1] 280,000[1]

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Waterloo Campaign

8–15 June 16–17 June 17–18 June 18–24 June 25 June – 1 July 2–7 July

Gilly Quatre Bras Ligny Genappe Waterloo Wavre 2nd Genappe Namur Cambrai Villers-Cotterêts Aubervilliers Saint-Denis Rocquencourt Sèvres Issy

Minor campaigns

Rocheserviere La Suffel Reduction of the French fortresses

Caribbean

Guadeloupe

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Panaro Ferrara Occhiobello Carpi Casaglia Ronco Cesenatico Pesaro Scapezzano Tolentino Ancona Castel di Sangro San Germano Gaeta

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Third Coalition Anglo-Spanish War Russo-Persian War Franco-Swedish War Fourth Coalition Russo-Turkish War Gunboat War Finnish War Dano-Swedish War Anglo-Turkish War Peninsular War Anglo-Russian War Fifth Coalition Anglo-Swedish War French invasion of Russia Sixth Coalition

German Campaign Campaign in north-east France Campaign in south-west France

Swedish-Norwegian War Seventh Coalition

Neapolitan War Waterloo Campaign Minor campaigns of 1815

West Indies Campaign Adriatic campaign 1st Java Indian Ocean 2nd Java

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The Hundred Days
Hundred Days
(French: les Cent-Jours IPA: [le sɑ̃ ʒuʁ]) marked the period between Napoleon's return from exile on the island of Elba
Elba
to Paris
Paris
on 20 March 1815 and the second restoration of King Louis XVIII
Louis XVIII
on 8 July 1815 (a period of 110 days).[a] This period saw the War of the Seventh Coalition, and includes the Waterloo Campaign,[2] the Neapolitan War
Neapolitan War
as well as several other minor campaigns. The phrase les Cent Jours (the hundred days) was first used by the prefect of Paris, Gaspard, comte de Chabrol, in his speech welcoming the king back to Paris
Paris
on 8 July.[b] Napoleon
Napoleon
returned while the Congress of Vienna
Congress of Vienna
was sitting. On 13 March, seven days before Napoleon
Napoleon
reached Paris, the powers at the Congress of Vienna
Congress of Vienna
declared him an outlaw, and on 25 March Austria, Prussia, Russia and the United Kingdom, members of the Seventh Coalition, bound themselves to put 150,000 men each into the field to end his rule.[5] This set the stage for the last conflict in the Napoleonic Wars, the defeat of Napoleon
Napoleon
at the Battle of Waterloo, the restoration of the French monarchy for the second time and the permanent exile of Napoleon
Napoleon
to the distant island of Saint Helena, where he died in May 1821.

Contents

1 Background

1.1 Napoleon's rise and fall 1.2 Exile in Elba 1.3 Congress of Vienna

2 Return to France

2.1 Napoleon's health 2.2 Constitutional reform

3 Military mobilisation 4 War begins 5 Waterloo Campaign

5.1 Start of hostilities (15 June) 5.2 Battles of Quatre Bras and Ligny (16 June) 5.3 Interlude (17 June) 5.4 Battle of Waterloo
Battle of Waterloo
(18 June) 5.5 Invasion of France 5.6 Abdication of Napoleon
Napoleon
(22 June) 5.7 French Provisional Government 5.8 Coalition forces enter Paris
Paris
(7 July)

6 Restoration of Louis XVIII
Louis XVIII
(8 July) 7 Surrender of Napoleon
Napoleon
(15 July) 8 Other campaigns and wars

8.1 Neapolitan War 8.2 Civil war 8.3 Austrian campaign

8.3.1 Rhine frontier 8.3.2 Italian frontier

8.4 Russian campaign

9 Treaty of Paris 10 Timeline 11 See also 12 Notes 13 References 14 Bibliography 15 Further reading

Background[edit] Napoleon's rise and fall[edit] The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars
pitted France
France
against various coalitions of other European nations nearly continuously from 1792 onward. The overthrow and subsequent public execution of Louis XVI in France
France
had greatly disturbed other European leaders, who vowed to crush the French Republic. Rather than leading to France's defeat, the wars allowed the revolutionary regime to expand beyond its borders and create client republics. The success of the French forces made a hero out of their best commander, Napoleon
Napoleon
Bonaparte. In 1799, Napoleon
Napoleon
staged a successful coup d'état and became First Consul of the new French Consulate. Five years later, he crowned himself Emperor Napoleon I. The rise of Napoleon
Napoleon
troubled the other European powers as much as the earlier revolutionary regime had. Despite the formation of new coalitions against him, Napoleon's forces continued to conquer much of Europe. The tide of war began to turn after a disastrous French invasion of Russia in 1812 that resulted in the loss of much of Napoleon's army. The following year, during the War of the Sixth Coalition, Coalition forces defeated the French in the Battle of Leipzig. Following its victory at Leipzig, the Coalition vowed to press on to Paris
Paris
and depose Napoleon. In the last week of February 1814, Prussian Field Marshal
Field Marshal
Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher
Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher
advanced on Paris. After multiple attacks, manoeuvring, and reinforcements on both sides,[6] Blücher won the Battle of Laon
Battle of Laon
in early March 1814; this victory prevented the Allied army from being pushed north out of France. The Battle of Reims went to Napoleon, but this victory was followed by successive defeats from increasingly overwhelming odds. Coalition forces entered Paris
Paris
after the Battle of Montmartre
Battle of Montmartre
on 30 March 1814. On 6 April 1814, Napoleon
Napoleon
abdicated his throne, leading to the accession of Louis XVIII
Louis XVIII
and the first Bourbon Restoration
Bourbon Restoration
a month later. The defeated Napoleon
Napoleon
was exiled to the island of Elba
Elba
off the coast of Tuscany, while the victorious Coalition sought to redraw the map of Europe at the Congress of Vienna. Exile in Elba[edit]

The journey of a modern hero, to the island of Elba. Print shows Napoleon
Napoleon
seated backwards on a donkey on the road "to Elba" from Fontainebleau; he holds a broken sword in one hand and the donkey's tail in the other while two drummers follow him playing a farewell(?) march.

Napoleon
Napoleon
with the Elba
Elba
Squadron of volunteers from the 1st Polish Light Cavalry of his Imperial Guard

Napoleon
Napoleon
spent only nine months and 21 days in uneasy retirement on Elba
Elba
(1814–1815), watching events in France
France
with great interest as the Congress of Vienna
Congress of Vienna
gradually gathered.[7] He had been escorted to Elba
Elba
by Sir Neil Campbell, who remained in residence there while performing other duties in Italy, but was not Napoleon's jailer.[8] As he foresaw, the shrinkage of the great Empire into the realm of old France
France
caused intense dissatisfaction among the French, a feeling fed by stories of the tactless way in which the Bourbon princes treated veterans of the Grande Armée
Grande Armée
and the returning royalist nobility treated the people at large. Equally threatening was the general situation in Europe, which had been stressed and exhausted during the previous decades of near constant warfare.[7] The conflicting demands of major powers were for a time so exorbitant as to bring the Powers at the Congress of Vienna
Congress of Vienna
to the verge of war with each other.[9] Thus every scrap of news reaching remote Elba looked favourable to Napoleon
Napoleon
to retake power as he correctly reasoned the news of his return would cause a popular rising as he approached. He also reasoned that the return of French prisoners from Russia, Germany, Britain and Spain
Spain
would furnish him instantly with a trained, veteran and patriotic army far larger than that which had won renown in the years before 1814. So threatening were the symptoms that the royalists at Paris
Paris
and the plenipotentiaries at Vienna
Vienna
talked of deporting him to the Azores
Azores
or to Saint Helena, while others hinted at assassination.[7][10] Congress of Vienna[edit] At the Congress of Vienna
Congress of Vienna
(November 1814 – June 1815) the various participating nations had very different and conflicting goals. Tsar Alexander of Russia had expected to absorb much of Poland and to leave a Polish puppet state, the Duchy of Warsaw, as a buffer against further invasion from Europe. The renewed Prussian state demanded all of the Kingdom of Saxony. Austria wanted to allow neither of these things, while it expected to regain control of northern Italy. Castlereagh, of the United Kingdom, supported France
France
(represented by Talleyrand) and Austria and was at variance with his own Parliament. This almost caused a war to break out, when the Tsar pointed out to Castlereagh that Russia had 450,000 men near Poland and Saxony and he was welcome to try to remove them. Indeed, Alexander stated "I shall be the King of Poland and the King of Prussia will be the King of Saxony".[11] Castlereagh approached King Frederick William III
Frederick William III
of Prussia to offer him British and Austrian support for Prussia's annexation of Saxony in return for Prussia's support of an independent Poland. The Prussian king repeated this offer in public, offending Alexander so deeply that he challenged Metternich
Metternich
of Austria to a duel. Only the intervention of the Austrian crown stopped it. A breach between the Great Powers
Great Powers
was avoided when members of Britain's Parliament sent word to the Russian ambassador that Castlereagh had exceeded his authority, and Britain would not support an independent Poland.[12] The affair left Prussia deeply suspicious of any British involvement. Return to France[edit]

Napoleon
Napoleon
leaving Elba, painted by Joseph Beaume

The brig Inconstant, under Captain Taillade and ferrying Napoleon
Napoleon
to France, crosses the path of the brig Zéphir, under Captain Andrieux. Inconstant flies the tricolour of the Empire, while Zéphir flies the white ensign of the Monarchy.

While the Allies were distracted, Napoleon
Napoleon
solved his problem in characteristic fashion. On 26 February 1815, when the British and French guard ships were absent, he slipped away from Portoferraio
Portoferraio
on board the French brig Inconstant with some 1,000 men and landed at Golfe-Juan, between Cannes
Cannes
and Antibes, on 1 March 1815. Except in royalist Provence, he was warmly received.[7] He avoided much of Provence
Provence
by taking a route through the Alps, marked today as the Route Napoléon.[13] Firing no shot in his defence, his troop numbers swelled until they became an army. On 5 March, the nominally royalist 5th Infantry Regiment at Grenoble
Grenoble
went over to Napoleon
Napoleon
en masse. The next day they were joined by the 7th Infantry Regiment under its colonel, Charles de la Bédoyère, who was executed for treason by the Bourbons after the campaign ended. An anecdote illustrates Napoleon's charisma. When royalist troops deployed to stop the march of Napoleon's force at Grenoble, Napoleon
Napoleon
stepped out in front of them, ripped open his coat and said "If any of you will shoot his Emperor, here I am." The men joined his cause.[14] Marshal Ney, now one of Louis XVIII's commanders, had said that Napoleon
Napoleon
ought to be brought to Paris
Paris
in an iron cage, but on 14 March, Ney joined Napoleon
Napoleon
with 6,000 men. Five days later, after proceeding through the countryside promising constitutional reform and direct elections to an assembly, to the acclaim of gathered crowds, Napoleon
Napoleon
entered the capital, from where Louis XVIII
Louis XVIII
had recently fled.[7] The royalists did not pose a major threat: the duc d'Angoulême raised a small force in the south, but at Valence it did not provide resistance against Imperialists under Grouchy's command;[7] and the duke, on 9 April 1815, signed a convention whereby the royalists received a free pardon from the Emperor. The royalists of the Vendée moved later and caused more difficulty for the Imperialists.[7] Napoleon's health[edit] The evidence as to Napoleon's health is somewhat conflicting. Carnot, Pasquier, Lavalette, Thiébault and others thought him prematurely aged and enfeebled.[7] At Elba, as Sir Neil Campbell noted, he became inactive and proportionately corpulent.[citation needed] There, too, as in 1815, he began to suffer intermittently from retention of urine, but to no serious extent.[7] For much of his public life, Napoleon
Napoleon
was troubled by hemorrhoids, which made sitting on a horse for long periods of time difficult and painful. This condition had disastrous results at Waterloo; during the battle, his inability to sit on his horse for other than very short periods of time interfered with his ability to survey his troops in combat and thus exercise command.[15] Others saw no marked change in him; while Mollien, who knew the emperor well, attributed the lassitude which now and then came over him to a feeling of perplexity caused by his changed circumstances.[7] Constitutional reform[edit] Main article: Charter of 1815 At Lyon, on 13 March 1815, Napoleon
Napoleon
issued an edict dissolving the existing chambers and ordering the convocation of a national mass meeting, or Champ de Mai, for the purpose of modifying the constitution of the Napoleonic empire.[16] He reportedly told Benjamin Constant, "I am growing old. The repose of a constitutional king may suit me. It will more surely suit my son".[7] That work was carried out by Benjamin Constant
Benjamin Constant
in concert with the Emperor. The resulting Acte additionel (supplementary to the constitutions of the Empire) bestowed on France
France
a hereditary Chamber of Peers and a Chamber of Representatives elected by the "electoral colleges" of the empire.[7] According to Chateaubriand, in reference to Louis XVIII's constitutional charter, the new constitution – La Benjamine, it was dubbed – was merely a "slightly improved" version of the charter associated with Louis XVIII's administration;[7] however, later historians, including Agatha Ramm, have pointed out that this constitution permitted the extension of the franchise and explicitly guaranteed press freedom.[16] In the Republican manner, the Constitution was put to the people of France
France
in a plebiscite, but whether due to lack of enthusiasm, or because the nation was suddenly thrown into military preparation, only 1,532,527 votes were cast, less than half of the vote in the plebiscites of the Consulat; however, the benefit of a "large majority" meant that Napoleon
Napoleon
felt he had constitutional sanction.[7][16] Napoleon
Napoleon
was with difficulty dissuaded from quashing the 3 June election of Jean Denis, comte Lanjuinais, the staunch liberal who had so often opposed the Emperor, as president of the Chamber of Representatives. In his last communication to them, Napoleon
Napoleon
warned them not to imitate the Greeks of the late Byzantine Empire, who engaged in subtle discussions when the ram was battering at their gates.[7] Military mobilisation[edit] Main article: Military mobilisation during the Hundred Days

Strategic situation in Western Europe in 1815: 250,000 Frenchmen faced a coalition of about 850,000 soldiers on four fronts. In addition, Napoleon
Napoleon
had to leave 20,000 men in Western France
France
to reduce a royalist insurrection.

During the Hundred Days
Hundred Days
both the Coalition nations and Napoleon
Napoleon
I mobilised for war. Upon re-assumption of the throne, Napoleon
Napoleon
found that Louis XVIII
Louis XVIII
had left him with few resources. There were 56,000 soldiers, of which 46,000 were ready to campaign.[17] By the end of May the total armed forces available to Napoleon
Napoleon
had reached 198,000 with 66,000 more in depots training up but not yet ready for deployment.[18] By the end of May Napoleon
Napoleon
had formed L'Armée du Nord (the "Army of the North") which, led by himself, would participate in the Waterloo Campaign. For the defence of France, Napoleon
Napoleon
deployed his remaining forces within France
France
with the intention of delaying his foreign enemies while he suppressed his domestic ones. By June he had organised his forces thus:

V Corps, – L'Armée du Rhin – commanded by Rapp, cantoned near Strasbourg;[19] VII Corps – L' Armée des Alpes
Armée des Alpes
– commanded by Suchet,[20] cantoned at Lyon; I Corps of Observation – L'Armée du Jura – commanded by Lecourbe,[19] cantoned at Belfort; II Corps of Observation[21] – L' Armée du Var – commanded by Brune, based at Toulon;[22] III Corps of Observation[21] – Army of the Pyrenees orientales[23] – commanded by Decaen, based at Toulouse; IV Corps of Observation[21] – Army of the Pyrenees occidentales[23] – commanded by Clauzel, based at Bordeaux; Army of the West,[21] – Armée de l'Ouest[23] (also known as the Army of the Vendee and the Army of the Loire) – commanded by Lamarque, was formed to suppress the Royalist insurrection in the Vendée
Vendée
region of France
France
which remained loyal to King Louis XVIII during the Hundred Days.

Opposing Coalition forces: Archduke Charles gathered Austrian and allied German states, while the Prince of Schwarzenberg formed another Austrian army. King Ferdinand VII of Spain
Spain
summoned British officers to lead his troops against France. Tsar Alexander I of Russia
Alexander I of Russia
mustered an army of 250,000 troops and sent these rolling toward the Rhine. Prussia mustered two armies. One under Blücher took post alongside Wellington's British army and its allies. The other was the North German Corps
North German Corps
under General Kleist.[24]

Assessed as an immediate threat by Napoleon
Napoleon
I:

Anglo-Allied, commanded by Wellington, cantoned south-west of Brussels, headquartered at Brussels. Prussian Army commanded by Blücher, cantoned south-east of Brussels, headquartered at Namur.

Close to the borders of France
France
but assessed to be less of a threat by Napoleon
Napoleon
I:

The German Corps (North German Federal Army) which was part of Blücher's army, but was acting independently south of the main Prussian army. Blücher summoned it to join the main army once Napoleon's intentions became known. The Austrian Army of the Upper Rhine, commanded by Field Marshal
Field Marshal
Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg. The Swiss Army, commanded by Niklaus Franz von Bachmann. The Austrian Army of Upper Italy – Austro-Sardinian Army – commanded by Johann Maria Philipp Frimont. The Austrian Army of Naples, commanded by Frederick Bianchi, Duke of Casalanza.

Other coalition forces which were either converging on France, mobilised to defend the homelands, or in the process of mobilisation included:

A Russian Army, commanded by Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, marching towards France A Reserve Russian Army to support Barclay de Tolly
Barclay de Tolly
if required. A Reserve Prussian Army stationed at home in order to defend its borders. An Anglo-Sicilian Army under General Sir Hudson Lowe, which was to be landed by the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
on the southern French coast. Two Spanish Armies were assembling and planning to invade over the Pyrenees. A Netherlands Corps, under Prince Frederick of the Netherlands, was not present at Waterloo but as a corps in Wellington's army it did take part in minor military actions during the Coalition's invasion of France. A Danish contingent known as the Royal Danish Auxiliary Corps (commanded by General Prince Frederik of Hesse) and a Hanseatic contingent (from the free cities of Bremen, Lubeck and Hamburg) later commanded by the British Colonel Sir Neil Campbell, were on their way to join Wellington;[25] both however, joined the army in July having missed the conflict.[26][27] A Portuguese contingent, which due to the speed of events never assembled.

War begins[edit]

Plenipotentiaries at the Congress of Vienna

At the Congress of Vienna, the Great Powers
Great Powers
of Europe (Austria, Great Britain, Prussia and Russia) and their allies declared Napoleon
Napoleon
an outlaw,[28] and with the signing of this declaration on 13 March 1815, so began the War of the Seventh Coalition. The hopes of peace that Napoleon
Napoleon
had entertained were gone – war was now inevitable. A further treaty (the Treaty of Alliance against Napoleon) was ratified on 25 March, in which each of the Great European Powers agreed to pledge 150,000 men for the coming conflict.[29] Such a number was not possible for Great Britain, as her standing army was smaller than those of her three peers.[30] Besides, her forces were scattered around the globe, with many units still in Canada, where the War of 1812
War of 1812
had recently ended.[31] With this in mind, she made up her numerical deficiencies by paying subsidies to the other Powers and to the other states of Europe who would contribute contingents.[30] Some time after the allies began mobilising, it was agreed that the planned invasion of France
France
was to commence on 1 July 1815,[32] much later than both Blücher and Wellington would have liked, as both their armies were ready in June, ahead of the Austrians and Russians; the latter were still some distance away.[33] The advantage of this later invasion date was that it allowed all the invading Coalition armies a chance to be ready at the same time. They could deploy their combined, numerically superior forces against Napoleon's smaller, thinly spread forces, thus ensuring his defeat and avoiding a possible defeat within the borders of France. Yet this postponed invasion date allowed Napoleon
Napoleon
more time to strengthen his forces and defences, which would make defeating him harder and more costly in lives, time and money. Napoleon
Napoleon
now had to decide whether to fight a defensive or offensive campaign.[34] Defence would entail repeating the 1814 campaign in France, but with much larger numbers of troops at his disposal. France's chief cities ( Paris
Paris
and Lyon) would be fortified and two great French armies, the larger before Paris
Paris
and the smaller before Lyon, would protect them; francs-tireurs would be encouraged, giving the Coalition armies their own taste of guerrilla warfare.[35] Napoleon
Napoleon
chose to attack, which entailed a pre-emptive strike at his enemies before they were all fully assembled and able to co-operate. By destroying some of the major Coalition armies, Napoleon
Napoleon
believed he would then be able to bring the governments of the Seventh Coalition to the peace table[35] to discuss terms favourable to himself: namely, peace for France, with himself remaining in power as its head. If peace were rejected by the Coalition powers, despite any pre-emptive military success he might have achieved using the offensive military option available to him, then the war would continue and he could turn his attention to defeating the rest of the Coalition armies. Napoleon's decision to attack in Belgium was supported by several considerations. First, he had learned that the British and Prussian armies were widely dispersed and might be defeated in detail.[36] Further, the British troops in Belgium were largely second-line troops; most of the veterans of the Peninsular War
Peninsular War
had been sent to America to fight the War of 1812.[37] And, politically, a French victory might trigger a friendly revolution in French-speaking Brussels.[36] Waterloo Campaign[edit] Main article: Waterloo Campaign

A portion of Belgium with some places marked in colour to indicate the initial deployments of the armies just before the commencement of hostilities on 15 June 1815: red Anglo-Allied, green Prussian, blue French.

The Waterloo Campaign
Waterloo Campaign
(15 June – 8 July 1815) was fought between the French Army of the North and two Seventh Coalition armies: an Anglo-Allied army and a Prussian army. Initially the French army was commanded by Napoleon
Napoleon
Bonaparte, but he left for Paris
Paris
after the French defeat at the Battle of Waterloo. Command then rested on Marshals Soult and Grouchy, who were in turn replaced by Marshal Davout, who took command at the request of the French Provisional Government. The Anglo-Allied army was commanded by the Duke of Wellington and the Prussian army by Prince Blücher. Start of hostilities (15 June)[edit] Main article: Waterloo Campaign: Start of hostilities (15 June) Hostilities started on 15 June when the French drove in the Prussian outposts and crossed the Sambre
Sambre
at Charleroi
Charleroi
and secured Napoleon's favoured "central position" – at the junction between the cantonment areas of Wellington's army (to the west) and Blücher's army to the east.[38] Battles of Quatre Bras and Ligny (16 June)[edit] Main articles: Battle of Quatre Bras
Battle of Quatre Bras
and Battle of Ligny

Map of the Waterloo campaign

On 16 June, the French prevailed, with Marshal Ney
Marshal Ney
commanding the left wing of the French army holding Wellington at the Battle of Quatre Bras and Napoleon
Napoleon
defeating Blücher at the Battle of Ligny.[39] Interlude (17 June)[edit] Main article: Waterloo Campaign
Waterloo Campaign
§ Interlude (17 June) On 17 June, Napoleon
Napoleon
left Grouchy with the right wing of the French army to pursue the Prussians, while he took the reserves and command of the left wing of the army to pursue Wellington towards Brussels. On the night of 17 June, the Anglo-Allied army turned and prepared for battle on a gentle escarpment, about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the village of Waterloo.[40] Battle of Waterloo
Battle of Waterloo
(18 June)[edit] Main article: Battle of Waterloo The next day, the Battle of Waterloo
Battle of Waterloo
proved to be the decisive battle of the campaign. The Anglo-Allied army stood fast against repeated French attacks, until with the aid of several Prussian corps that arrived on the east of the battlefield in the early evening, they managed to rout the French Army.[41] Grouchy, with the right wing of the army, engaged a Prussian rearguard at the simultaneous battle of Wavre, and although he won a tactical victory, his failure to prevent the Prussians marching to Waterloo meant that his actions contributed to the French defeat at Waterloo. The next day (19 June), Grouchy left Wavre and started a long retreat back to Paris.[42] Invasion of France[edit] Main article: Waterloo Campaign
Waterloo Campaign
§ Invasion of France
France
and the occupation of Paris
Paris
(18 June – 7 July)

Invasion of France
France
by the Seventh Coalition armies in 1815

After the defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon
Napoleon
chose not to remain with the army and attempt to rally it, but returned to Paris
Paris
to try to secure political support for further action. This he failed to do and was forced to resign. The two Coalition armies hotly pursued the French army to the gates of Paris, during which time the French, on occasion, turned and fought some delaying actions, in which thousands of men were killed.[43] Abdication of Napoleon
Napoleon
(22 June)[edit] Main article: Abdication of Napoleon, 1815 On arriving at Paris, three days after Waterloo, Napoleon
Napoleon
still clung to the hope of concerted national resistance, but the temper of the chambers and of the public generally forbade any such attempt. Napoleon
Napoleon
and his brother Lucien Bonaparte
Lucien Bonaparte
were almost alone in believing that, by dissolving the chambers and declaring Napoleon dictator, they could save France
France
from the armies of the powers now converging on Paris. Even Davout, minister of war, advised Napoleon that the destiny of France
France
rested solely with the chambers. Clearly, it was time to safeguard what remained, and that could best be done under Talleyrand's shield of legitimacy.[44] Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès was the minister of justice during this time and was a close confidant of Napoleon.[45] Napoleon
Napoleon
himself at last recognised the truth. When Lucien pressed him to "dare", he replied, "Alas, I have dared only too much already". On 22 June 1815 he abdicated in favour of his son, Napoleon
Napoleon
Francis Joseph Charles Bonaparte, well knowing that it was a formality, as his four-year-old son was in Austria.[46] French Provisional Government[edit] Main articles: French Provisional Government of 1815
French Provisional Government of 1815
and Waterloo Campaign: peace negotiations

The Château de Malmaison

With the abdication of Napoleon, a provisional government with Joseph Fouché as acting president was formed. Initially, the remnants of the French left wing and the reserves that were routed at Waterloo were commanded by Marshal Soult, while Grouchy kept command of the left wing. However, on 25 June, Soult was relieved of his command by the Provisional Government and was replaced by Grouchy, who in turn was placed under the command of Marshal Davout.[47] On the same day, 25 June, Napoleon
Napoleon
received from Fouché, the president of the newly appointed provisional government (and Napoleon's former police chief), an intimation that he must leave Paris. He retired to Malmaison, the former home of Joséphine, where she had died shortly after his first abdication.[46] On 29 June, the near approach of the Prussians, who had orders to seize Napoleon, dead or alive, caused him to retire westwards toward Rochefort, whence he hoped to reach the United States.[46] The presence of blockading Royal Navy
Royal Navy
warships under Vice Admiral Henry Hotham, with orders to prevent his escape, forestalled this plan.[48] Coalition forces enter Paris
Paris
(7 July)[edit] Main article: Waterloo Campaign: Waterloo to Paris
Paris
(2–7 July) French troops concentrated in Paris
Paris
had as many soldiers as the invaders and more cannons.[citation needed] There were two major skirmishes and a few minor ones near Paris
Paris
during the first few days of July. In the first major skirmish, the Battle of Rocquencourt, on 1 July, French dragoons, supported by infantry and commanded by General Exelmans, destroyed a Prussian brigade of hussars under the command of Colonel von Sohr (who was severely wounded and taken prisoner during the skirmish), before retreating.[49] In the second skirmish, on 3 July, General Dominique Vandamme
Dominique Vandamme
(under Davout's command) was decisively defeated by General Graf von Zieten (under Blücher's command) at the Battle of Issy, forcing the French to retreat into Paris.[50] With this defeat, all hope of holding Paris
Paris
faded and the French Provisional Government authorised delegates to accept capitulation terms, which led to the Convention of St. Cloud (the surrender of Paris) and the end of hostilities between France
France
and the armies of Blücher and Wellington.[51] On 4 July, under the terms of the Convention of St. Cloud, the French army, commanded by Marshal Davout, left Paris
Paris
and proceeded to cross the Loire River. The Anglo-Allied troops occupied Saint-Denis, Saint Ouen, Clichy and Neuilly. On 5 July, the Anglo-Allied army took possession of Montmartre.[52] On 6 July, the Anglo-Allied troops occupied the Barriers of Paris, on the right of the Seine, while the Prussians occupied those upon the left bank.[52] On 7 July, the two Coalition armies, with Graf von Zieten's Prussian I Corps as the vanguard,[53] entered Paris. The Chamber of Peers, having received from the Provisional Government a notification of the course of events, terminated its sittings; the Chamber of Representatives protested, but in vain. Their President (Lanjuinais) resigned his Chair, and on the following day, the doors were closed and the approaches guarded by Coalition troops.[52][54] Restoration of Louis XVIII
Louis XVIII
(8 July)[edit] On 8 July, the French King, Louis XVIII, made his public entry into Paris, amidst the acclamations of the people, and again occupied the throne.[52] During Louis XVIII's entry into Paris, Count Chabrol, prefect of the department of the Seine, accompanied by the municipal body, addressed the King, in the name of his companions, in a speech that began "Sire,—One hundred days have passed away since your majesty, forced to tear yourself from your dearest affections, left your capital amidst tears and public consternation. ...".[4] Surrender of Napoleon
Napoleon
(15 July)[edit]

Napoleon
Napoleon
on Board the Bellerophon, exhibited in 1880 by Sir William Quiller Orchardson. Orchardson depicts the morning of 23 July 1815, as Napoleon
Napoleon
watches the French shoreline recede.

Unable to remain in France
France
or escape from it, Napoleon
Napoleon
surrendered to Captain Frederick Maitland of HMS Bellerophon in the early morning of 15 July and was transported to England. Napoleon
Napoleon
was exiled to the island of Saint Helena
Saint Helena
where he died in May 1821.[55][46] Other campaigns and wars[edit] Main article: Minor campaigns of 1815 While Napoleon
Napoleon
had assessed that the Coalition forces in and around Brussels on the borders of north-east France
France
posed the greatest threat, because Tolly's Russian army of 150,000 were still not in the theatre, Spain
Spain
was slow to mobilise, Prince Schwarzenberg's Austrian army of 210,000 were slow to cross the Rhine, and another Austrian force menacing the south-eastern frontier of France
France
was still not a direct threat, Napoleon
Napoleon
still had to place some badly needed forces in positions where they could defend France
France
against other Coalition forces whatever the outcome of the Waterloo campaign.[56][19] Neapolitan War[edit]

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The Neapolitan War
Neapolitan War
between the Napoleonic Kingdom of Naples
Kingdom of Naples
and the Austrian Empire, started on 15 March 1815 when Marshal Joachim Murat declared war on Austria and ended on 20 May 1815 with the signing of the Treaty of Casalanza. Napoleon
Napoleon
had made his brother-in-law, Joachim Murat, King of Naples on 1 August 1808. After Napoleon's defeat in 1813, Murat reached an agreement with Austria to save his own throne. However, he realized that the European Powers, meeting as the Congress of Vienna, planned to remove him and return Naples to its Bourbon rulers. So, after issuing the so-called Rimini Proclamation
Rimini Proclamation
urging Italian patriots to fight for independence, Murat moved north to fight against the Austrians, who were the greatest threat to his rule. The war was triggered by a pro- Napoleon
Napoleon
uprising in Naples, after which Murat declared war on Austria on 15 March 1815, five days before Napoleon's return to Paris. The Austrians were prepared for war. Their suspicions were aroused weeks earlier, when Murat applied for permission to march through Austrian territory to attack the south of France. Austria had reinforced her armies in Lombardy
Lombardy
under the command of Bellegarde prior to war being declared. The war ended after a decisive Austrian victory at the Battle of Tolentino. Ferdinand IV was reinstated as King of Naples. Ferdinand then sent Neapolitan troops under General Onasco to help the Austrian army in Italy attack southern France. In the long term, the intervention by Austria caused resentment in Italy, which further spurred on the drive towards Italian unification.Inline citations needed for these intro paragraphs on Neapolitan War[citation needed] Civil war[edit] Provence
Provence
and Brittany, which were known to contain many royalist sympathisers, did not rise in open revolt, but La Vendée
Vendée
did. The Vendée
Vendée
Royalists successfully took Bressuire
Bressuire
and Cholet, before they were defeated by General Lamarque at the Battle of Rocheserviere
Battle of Rocheserviere
on 20 June. They signed the Treaty of Cholet
Cholet
six days later on 26 June.[20][57] Austrian campaign[edit] Rhine frontier[edit] In early June, General Rapp's Army of the Rhine of about 23,000 men, with a leavening of experienced troops, advanced towards Germersheim to block Schwarzenberg's expected advance, but on hearing the news of the French defeat at Waterloo, Rapp withdrew towards Strasbourg turning on 28 June to check the 40,000 men of General Württemberg's Austrian III Corps at the battle of La Suffel – the last pitched battle of the Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars
and a French victory. The next day Rapp continued to retreat to Strasbourg
Strasbourg
and also sent a garrison to defend Colmar. He and his men took no further active part in the campaign and eventually submitted to the Bourbons.[19][58] To the north of Württenberg's III Corps, General Wrede's Austrian (Bavarian) IV Corps also crossed the French frontier, and then swung south and captured Nancy, against some local popular resistance on 27 June. Attached to his command was a Russian detachment, under the command of General Count Lambert, that was charged with keeping Wrede's lines of communication open. In early July, Schwarzenberg, having received a request from Wellington and Blücher, ordered Wrede to act as the Austrian vanguard and advance on Paris, and by 5 July, the main body of Wrede's IV Corps had reached Châlons. On 6 July, the advance guard made contact with the Prussians, and on 7 July Wrede received intelligence of the Paris
Paris
Convention and a request to move to the Loire. By 10 July, Wrede's headquarters were at Ferté-sous-Jouarre and his corps positioned between the Seine and the Marne.[20][59] Further south, General Colloredo's Austrian I Corps was hindered by General Lecourbe's Armée du Jura, which was largely made up of National Guardsmen and other reserves. Lecourbe fought four delaying actions between 30 June and 8 July at Foussemagne, Bourogne, Chèvremont
Chèvremont
and Bavilliers
Bavilliers
before agreeing to an armistice on 11 July. Archduke Ferdinand's Reserve Corps, together with Hohenzollern-Hechingen's II Corps, laid siege to the fortresses of Hüningen
Hüningen
and Mühlhausen, with two Swiss brigades[60][page needed] from the Swiss Army of General Niklaus Franz von Bachmann, aiding with the siege of Huningen. Like other Austrian forces, these too were pestered by francs-tireurs.[20][61] Italian frontier[edit] Like Rapp further north, Marshal Suchet, with the Armée des Alpes, took the initiative and on 14 June invaded Savoy. Facing him was General Frimont, with an Austro-Sardinian army of 75,000 men based in Italy. However, on hearing of the defeat of Napoleon
Napoleon
at Waterloo, Suchet negotiated an armistice and fell back to Lyons, where on 12 July he surrendered the city to Frimont's army.[62] The coast of Liguria
Liguria
was defended by French forces under Marshal Brune, who fell back slowly into the fortress city of Toulon, after retreating from Marseilles before the Austrian Army of Naples under the command of General Bianchi, the Anglo-Sicilian forces of Sir Hudson Lowe, supported by the British Mediterranean fleet of Lord Exmouth, and the Sardinian forces of the Sardinian General d'Osasco, the forces of the latter being drawn from the garrison of Nice. Brune did not surrender the city and its naval arsenal until 31 July.[20][63] Russian campaign[edit] The main body of the Russian Army, commanded by Field Marshal
Field Marshal
Count Tolly and amounting to 167,950 men, crossed the Rhine at Mannheim
Mannheim
on 25 June – after Napoleon
Napoleon
had abdicated for the second time – and although there was light resistance around Mannheim, it was over by the time the vanguard had advanced as far as Landau. The greater portion of Tolly's army reached Paris
Paris
and its vicinity by the middle of July.[20][64] Treaty of Paris[edit]

All the participants of the War of the Seventh Coalition. Blue: The Coalition and their colonies and allies. Green: The First French Empire, its protectorates, colonies and allies.

Issy was the last field engagement of the Hundred Days. There was a campaign against fortresses still commanded by Bonapartist governors that ended with the capitulation of Longwy
Longwy
on 13 September 1815. The Treaty of Paris
Paris
was signed on 20 November 1815, bringing the Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars
to a formal end. Under the 1815 Paris
Paris
treaty, the previous year's Treaty of Paris
Paris
and the Final Act of the Congress of Vienna, of 9 June 1815, were confirmed. France
France
was reduced to its 1790 boundaries; it lost the territorial gains of the Revolutionary armies in 1790–92, which the previous Paris
Paris
treaty had allowed France
France
to keep. France
France
was now also ordered to pay 700 million francs in indemnities, in five yearly instalments,[c] and to maintain at its own expense a Coalition army of occupation of 150,000 soldiers[65] in the eastern border territories of France, from the English Channel
English Channel
to the border with Switzerland, for a maximum of five years.[d] The two-fold purpose of the military occupation was made clear by the convention annexed to the treaty, outlining the incremental terms by which France
France
would issue negotiable bonds covering the indemnity: in addition to safeguarding the neighbouring states from a revival of revolution in France, it guaranteed fulfilment of the treaty's financial clauses.[e] On the same day, in a separate document, Great Britain, Russia, Austria and Prussia renewed the Quadruple Alliance. The princes and free towns who were not signatories were invited to accede to its terms,[68] whereby the treaty became a part of the public law according to which Europe, with the exception of Ottoman Turkey,[f] established "relations from which a system of real and permanent balance of power in Europe is to be derived".[g] Timeline[edit] Further information: Diplomatic timeline for 1815
Diplomatic timeline for 1815
and Timeline of the Napoleonic era

Dates Synopsis of key events

26 February Napoleon
Napoleon
slipped away from Elba.

1 March Napoleon
Napoleon
landed near Antibes.

13 March The powers at the Congress of Vienna
Congress of Vienna
declared Napoleon
Napoleon
an outlaw.

14 March Marshal Ney, who had said that Napoleon
Napoleon
ought to be brought to Paris in an iron cage, joined him with 6,000 men.

15 March After he had received word of Napoleon's escape, Joachim Murat, Napoleon's brother-in-law and the King of Naples, declared war on Austria in a bid to save his crown.

19 March Louis XVIII
Louis XVIII
fled Paris.[3]

20 March Napoleon
Napoleon
entered Paris
Paris
– The start of the One Hundred Days.

25 March The United Kingdom, Russia, Austria and Prussia, members of the Seventh Coalition, bound themselves to put 150,000 men each into the field to end Napoleon's rule.

9 April The high point for the Neapolitans as Murat attempted to force a crossing of the River Po. However, he is defeated at the Battle of Occhiobello and for the remainder of the war, the Neapolitans would be in full retreat.

3 May General Bianchi's Austrian I Corps decisively defeated Murat at the Battle of Tolentino.

20 May The Neapolitans signed the Treaty of Casalanza with the Austrians after Murat had fled to Corsica and his generals had sued for peace.

23 May Ferdinand IV was restored to the Neapolitan throne.

15 June French Army of the North crossed the frontier into the United Netherlands (in modern-day Belgium).

16 June Napoleon
Napoleon
I beat Field Marshal
Field Marshal
Blücher at the Battle of Ligny. Simultaneously Marshal Ney
Marshal Ney
and The Duke of Wellington
Duke of Wellington
fought the Battle of Quatre Bras
Battle of Quatre Bras
at the end of which there was no clear victor.

18 June After the close, hard-fought Battle of Waterloo, the combined armies of Wellington and Blücher decisively defeated Napoleon
Napoleon
I's French Army of the North. The concurrent Battle of Wavre
Battle of Wavre
continued until the next day when Marshal Grouchy
Marshal Grouchy
won a hollow victory against General Johann von Thielmann.

21 June Napoleon
Napoleon
arrived back in Paris.

22 June Napoleon
Napoleon
abdicated in favour of his son Napoleon
Napoleon
Francis Joseph Charles Bonaparte.

26 June Napoleon's son is deposed when the French Provisional Government issued a public proclamation in the name of the French People.

29 June Napoleon
Napoleon
left Paris
Paris
for the west of France.

3 July French requested a ceasefire following the Battle of Issy. The Convention of St. Cloud (the surrender of Paris) ended hostilities between France
France
and the armies of Blücher and Wellington.

7 July Graf von Zieten's Prussian I Corps entered Paris.

8 July Louis XVIII
Louis XVIII
was restored to the French throne – The end of the One Hundred Days.

15 July Napoleon
Napoleon
surrendered to Captain Maitland of HMS Bellerophon.

13 October Joachim Murat
Joachim Murat
is executed in Pizzo after he had landed there five days earlier hoping to regain his kingdom.

16 October Napoleon
Napoleon
is exiled to St. Helena.

20 November Treaty of Paris
Paris
signed.

7 December After being condemned by the Chamber of Peers, Marshal Ney
Marshal Ney
is executed by firing squad in Paris
Paris
near the Luxembourg Garden.

See also[edit]

Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars
portal

Malplaquet proclamation issued to French by Wellington on 22 June 1815

Notes[edit]

^ Histories differ over the start and end dates of the Hundred Days; another popular period is from 1 March, when Napoleon
Napoleon
I landed in France, to his defeat at Waterloo on 18 June. ^ Louis XVIII
Louis XVIII
fled Paris
Paris
on 19 March.[3] When he entered Paris
Paris
on 8 July, Count Chabrol, prefect of the department of the Seine, accompanied by the municipal body, addressed Louis XVIII
Louis XVIII
in the name of his companions, in a speech that began "Sire,—One hundred days have passed away since your majesty, forced to tear yourself from your dearest affections, left you capital amidst tears and public consternation. ...".[4] ^ Article 4 of the Definitive Treaty of 20 November 1815. The 1814 treaty had required only that France
France
honour some public and private debts incurred by the Napoleonic regime (Nicolle 1953, pp. 343–354), see Articles 18, 19 and 20 of the 1814 Paris Peace Treaty ^ The army of occupation and the Duke of Wellington's moderating transformation from soldier to statesman are discussed by Thomas Dwight Veve.[66] ^ A point made by Nicolle.[67] ^ Turkey, which had been excluded from the Congress of Vienna
Congress of Vienna
by the express wish of Russia (Strupp 1960–1962, "Wiener Kongress"). ^ The quote is from Article I of the Additional, Separate, and Secret Articles to the [ Paris
Paris
Peace Treaty] of 30th May, 1814 (Hertslet 1875, p. 18), it is quoted to support the sentence by Wood 1943, p. 263 and note 6; (Wood's main subject is the Treaty of Paris (1856), terminating the Crimean War).

References[edit]

^ a b Chandler 1966, p. 1015. ^ Beck 1911, "Waterloo Campaign". ^ a b Townsend 1862, p. 355. ^ a b Gifford 1817, p. 1511. ^ Hamilton-Williams 1996, p. 59. ^ Uffindell 2003, pp. 198, 200. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Rose 1911, p. 209. ^ Stephens 1886, p. 390. ^ Hamilton-Williams 1996, pp. 44, 45. ^ Hamilton-Williams 1996, p. 43. ^ Hamilton-Williams 1996, p. 45. ^ Hamilton-Williams 1996, p. 48. ^ Adams 2011. ^ Hamilton-Williams 1996, p. 42. ^ Hibbert 1998, pp. 143, 144. ^ a b c Ramm 1984, pp. 132–134. ^ Chesney 1868, p. 34. ^ Chesney 1868, p. 35. ^ a b c d Chandler 1981, p. 180. ^ a b c d e f Chandler 1981, p. 181. ^ a b c d Chalfont 1979, p. 205. ^ Siborne 1895, pp. 775,779. ^ a b c Chandler 1981, p. 30. ^ Chesney 1868, p. 36. ^ Plotho 1818, pp. 34,35 (Appendix). ^ Hofschroer 2006, pp. 82,83. ^ Sørensen 1871, pp. 360–367. ^ Baines 1818, p. 433. ^ Barbero 2006, p. 2. ^ a b Glover 1973, p. 178. ^ Chartrand 1998, pp. 9,10. ^ Houssaye 2005, p. 327. ^ Houssaye 2005, p. 53. ^ Chandler 1981, p. 25. ^ a b Houssaye 2005, pp. 54–56. ^ a b Chandler 1966, p. 1016. ^ Chandler 1966, p. 1093. ^ Siborne 1848, pp. 111–128. ^ Siborne 1848, pp. 129–258. ^ Siborne 1848, pp. 159–323. ^ Siborne 1848, pp. 324–596. ^ Siborne 1848, p. 625. ^ Siborne 1848, pp. 597–754. ^ Rose 1911, pp. 209–210. ^ Muel, Leon (1891). Gouvernements, ministères et constitutions de la France
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Waterloo Campaign
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Major battles

Prelude

French Revolution First Coalition Second Coalition 18 Brumaire Planned invasion of the United Kingdom Duc d'Enghien Execution Coronation of Napoleon

1805

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1806

Gaeta Campo Tenese Maida Schleiz Saalfeld Jena–Auerstedt Erfurt Halle Magdeburg Prenzlau Pasewalk Stettin Waren-Nossentin Lübeck Greater Poland Uprising Hameln Czarnowo Golymin Pułtusk

1807

Mohrungen Stralsund Eylau Ostrołęka Kolberg Danzig Mileto Guttstadt-Deppen Heilsberg Friedland Copenhagen Invasion of Portugal

1808

Dos de Mayo Bruch Rosily Squadron Cabezón 1st Zaragoza Valencia Medina de Rioseco Bailén Roliça Vimeiro Pancorbo Valmaseda Burgos Espinosa Tudela Somosierra 2nd Zaragoza Sahagún Benavente

1809

Castellón Uclés Corunna Valls Tyrolean Rebellion Villafranca Yevenes/Yébenes Ciudad Real 1st Porto Medellín Bergisel Sacile Teugen-Hausen Raszyn Abensberg Landshut Eckmühl Ratisbon Neumarkt-Sankt Veit Dalmatian Campaign Ebelsberg Gerona Piave River Grijó 2nd Porto Wörgl Tarvis Aspern-Essling Alcañiz Sankt Michael Stralsund Raab María Graz Wagram Korneuburg Stockerau Gefrees Hollabrunn Schöngrabern Armistice of Znaim Talavera Walcheren Campaign Ölper Almonacid Tamames Ocaña Alba de Tormes

1810

Cádiz Astorga Ciudad Rodrigo Barquilla Côa Almeida Bussaco

1811

Gebora Barrosa Pombal Redinha Casal Novo Campo Maior Sabugal Almeida Fuentes de Oñoro Tarragona Albuera Usagre Saguntum Arroyo dos Molinos Valencia

1812

Ciudad Rodrigo Badajoz Villagarcia Almaraz Maguilla Mir Salamanca García Hernández Saltanovka Ostrovno Vitebsk Klyastitsy Majadahonda Smolensk 1st Polotsk Valutino Mesoten Borodino Burgos Tarutino 2nd Polotsk Venta del Pozo Maloyaroslavets Chashniki Vyazma Smoliani Krasnoi Berezina

1813

Castalla Lützen Bautzen Tarragona Luckau Vitoria San Sebastián Pyrenees Sorauren Großbeeren Katzbach Dresden 1st Kulm San Marcial Dennewitz 2nd Kulm Göhrde Bidassoa Leipzig Hanau Nivelle Bornhöved Sehested

1814

Brienne La Rothière Mincio River Champaubert Montmirail Château-Thierry Vauchamps Garris Mormant Montereau Orthez Bar-sur-Aube Laon Reims Craonne Arcis-sur-Aube Fère-Champenoise Saint-Dizier Montmartre Paris Toulouse Bayonne

1815

Panaro Occhiobello Carpi Casaglia Ronco Cesenatico Pesaro Scapezzano Tolentino Ancona Castel di Sangro San Germano Gaeta Quatre Bras Ligny Waterloo Wavre Rocheserviere La Suffel Rocquencourt Issy

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French and ally military and political leaders

Napoleon Louis-Alexandre Berthier Joachim Murat Louis-Nicolas Davout Jean Lannes Auguste de Marmont André Masséna Michel Ney Jean-de-Dieu Soult Marshal Victor Jean-Baptiste Bessières Pierre-Charles Villeneuve Joseph I Louis Bonaparte Jérôme Bonaparte Prince Poniatowski Prince Eugène Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria Frederick Augustus I of Saxony Frederick I of Württemberg Frederick VI of Denmark

Coalition military and political leaders

Duke of Wellington Rowland Hill John Moore Horatio Nelson Thomas Cochrane Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor Manuel Lapeña Archduke Charles Prince von Schwarzenberg Archduke John of Austria Alexander I of Russia Mikhail Kutuzov Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly Count Bennigsen Pyotr Bagration Frederick William III
Frederick William III
of Prussia Gebhard von Blücher Duke of Brunswick Prince of Hohenlohe Ferdinand VII of Spain Miguel de Álava Maria I of Portugal Prince Regent John of Portugal Count of Feira William, Prince of Orange Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden Prince Charles John of Sweden Louis XVIII
Louis XVIII
of France

Related conflicts

Anglo-Russian War Anglo-Spanish War Anglo-Swedish War Anglo-Turkish War English Wars

Gunboat War Dano-Swedish War

Finnish War Pomeranian War (Franco-Swedish War) Russo-Persian War Russo-Turkish War Spanish American Wars of Independence Swedish–Norwegian War War of 1812

Treaties

Campo Formio Lunéville Amiens Artlenburg Pressburg Finckenstein Tilsit Cintra Schönbrunn Paris
Paris
(1810) Tauroggen Ried Chaumont Kiel Mantua Casalanza Paris
Paris
(1815)

Miscellaneous

Bibliography Bourbon Restoration Casualties Congress of Erfurt Continental System England expects that every man will do his duty Grande Armée Longwood House

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