was exiled to the island of Elba in the Mediterranean following a string of military
defeats, in 1814.
escaped back to France in early 1815 and set up a new regime. He, and his newly
formed troops, then marched into Belgium.
16, 1815: Napoleon had defeated the Prussians and sent 33,000 men to pursue them.
18, 1815: He lead his remaining 72,000 troops against the Duke of Wellington's
68,000 troops which had dug in some 12 miles south of Brussels, near the village
waited until midday to attack Wellington's outnumbered forces, but this delay
proved fatal. The Prussians, being pursued on the 16th, by late afternoon on the
18th had regrouped, and attacked Napoleon on his eastern flank.
French attack soon crumbled.
allies lost about 23,000 men.
25,000 men killed and wounded, 9000 captured.
surrendered to the British on July 15 and was exiled to Saint Helena.