Napoleon's Defeat at Waterloo
The abdication of Napoleon ended the First French Empire and led to a relative period of peace and stability, often referred to as the Pax Britannica.
Battles of Waterloo:
- La Belle Alliance, generally known as the Battle of Waterloo (June 18, 1815), was Napoleon's last defeat and ended 23 years of intermittent conflict between France and the other European superpowers.
- There was a battle between Napoleon's 72,000 soldiers and the combined forces of the duke of Wellington's allied army of 68,000 (with British, Dutch, Belgian, and German units) and approximately 45,000 Prussians.
- The main force under Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher's command during the Hundred Days of Napoleon's restoration was 3 miles (5 km) south of Waterloo village (which is 9 miles [14.5 km] south of Brussels).
When was Napoleon defeated?
On June 18, 1815, Napoleon was beaten at the Battle of Waterloo. A group of countries led by Prussia, Britain, and the Netherlands defeated him.
- She was defeated to the point where the expression "he/she reached their Waterloo" denotes a severe personal setback.
- Following his loss, Napoleon abdicated, and on July 7, coalition forces occupied Paris.