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  • France
    Tuesday Feb 28, 1815

    Napoleon

    Napoleon escaped to France

    France
    Tuesday Feb 28, 1815

    Napoleon escaped from Elba, in the brig Inconstant on 26 February 1815 with 700 men. Two days later, he landed on the French mainland at Golfe-Juan and started heading north.




  • Grenoble, France
    Tuesday Mar 7, 1815

    Napoleon

    Here I am. Kill your Emperor, if you wish

    Grenoble, France
    Tuesday Mar 7, 1815

    The 5th Regiment was sent to intercept Napoleon and made contact just south of Grenoble on 7 March 1815. Napoleon approached the regiment alone, dismounted his horse and, when he was within gunshot range, shouted to the soldiers, "Here I am. Kill your Emperor, if you wish". The soldiers quickly responded with, "Vive L'Empereur!". Ney, who had boasted to the restored Bourbon king, Louis XVIII, that he would bring Napoleon to Paris in an iron cage, affectionately kissed his former emperor and forgot his oath of allegiance to the Bourbon monarch. The two then marched together towards Paris with a growing army. The unpopular Louis XVIII fled to Belgium after realizing he had little political support.




  • Vienna, Austria
    Monday Mar 13, 1815

    Napoleon

    Congress of Vienna declared Napoleon an outlaw

    Vienna, Austria
    Monday Mar 13, 1815

    On 13 March, the powers at the Congress of Vienna declared Napoleon an outlaw. Four days later, Great Britain, Russia, Austria, and Prussia each pledged to put 150,000 men into the field to end his rule.




  • Paris, France
    Monday Mar 20, 1815

    Napoleon

    Hundred Days

    Paris, France
    Monday Mar 20, 1815

    Napoleon arrived in Paris on 20 March and governed for a period now called the Hundred Days.




  • (Sumbawa, Lesser Sunda Islands, Dutch East Indies), Indonesia
    Monday Apr 10, 1815

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1815 Eruption of Mount Tambora

    (Sumbawa, Lesser Sunda Islands, Dutch East Indies), Indonesia
    Monday Apr 10, 1815

    The 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora was the most powerful in human recorded history, with a Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 7. Although its eruption reached a violent climax on 10 April 1815, increased steaming and small phreatic eruptions occurred during the next six months to three years. Tanguy pointed out that there may have been additional victims on Bali and East Java because of famine and disease. Their estimate was 11,000 Oppenheimer wrote that there were at least 71,000 deaths in total. Reid has estimated that 100,000 people on Sumbawa, Bali, and other locations died from the direct and indirect effects of the eruption.




  • Waterloo (Present Day Waterloo, Belgium)
    Sunday Jun 18, 1815

    Napoleon

    Battle of Waterloo

    Waterloo (Present Day Waterloo, Belgium)
    Sunday Jun 18, 1815

    Napoleon's forces fought two Coalition armies, commanded by the British Duke of Wellington and the Prussian Prince Blücher, at the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815. Wellington's army withstood repeated attacks by the French and drove them from the field while the Prussians arrived in force and broke through Napoleon's right flank.




  • Paris, France
    Thursday Jun 22, 1815

    Napoleon

    Napoleon abdicated on 22 June in favor of his son

    Paris, France
    Thursday Jun 22, 1815

    Napoleon returned to Paris and found that both the legislature and the people had turned against him. Realizing his position was untenable, he abdicated on 22 June in favor of his son.


  • Paris, France
    Thursday Jun 29, 1815

    Napoleon

    Coalition forces swept through Paris

    Paris, France
    Thursday Jun 29, 1815

    Napoleon left Paris three days later and settled at Josephine's former palace in Malmaison (on the western bank of the Seine about 17 kilometres (11 mi) west of Paris). Even as Napoleon traveled to Paris, the Coalition forces swept through France (arriving in the vicinity of Paris on 29 June), with the stated intent of restoring Louis XVIII to the French throne.


  • Rochefort, France
    Saturday Jul 15, 1815

    Napoleon

    Napoleon surrendered to Captain Frederick Maitland

    Rochefort, France
    Saturday Jul 15, 1815

    Napoleon heard that Prussian troops had orders to capture him dead or alive, he fled to Rochefort, considering an escape to the United States. British ships were blocking every port. Napoleon surrendered to Captain Frederick Maitland on HMS Bellerophon on 15 July 1815.


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