The Hundred Days War 1815

[ 1815 ]

Napoleon (1769-1821) escaped from Elba, landed near Cannes and was joined by Michel Ney (1769-1815) and a large French army. He marched to Paris, where he resumed power, driving King Louis XVIII (1755-1824) from the throne and beginning his rule of a "Hundred Days." Austria, Britain, Russia, and Prussia formed an alliance against Napoleon and planned to invade France. Taking the offensive, Napoleon, at the head of a 125,000-man army, marched north into Belgium, planning ot crush the nearest allied armies. He seized Charleroi and won a victory over the Prussians under Gebhard von Blucher (1749-1819) at Ligny on June 16, 1815. That same day, French forces under Ney suffered defeat by the British under Sir Arthur Wellesley, Lord Wellington (1769-1852), at Quatre-Bras nearby but managed to prevent Wellington's forces from aiding Blucher's against Napoleon. At Waterloo on June 18, 1815, Napoleon attacked Wellington, whose forces, aided by Blucher's Prussians, routed the French. The allies then marched without opposition to Paris, forced Napoleon to abdicate, and shipped Napoleon as a prisoner of war to St. Helena in the South Atlantic, were he remained for the rest of his life.

Total Casualties 118825 Killed and Wounded
Casualties Killed 118825 / Wounded
Military Casualties Killed 118825 /Wounded
Civilian Casualties Killed / Wounded
Note
Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
First French Empire and United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain) 1815 / 3 / 20 1815 / 7 / 8 View
Kingdom of Naples and Prussia 1815 / 3 / 20 1815 / 7 / 8 View
First French Empire and Austrian Empire 1815 / 3 / 20 1815 / 7 / 8 View
Kingdom of Naples and Russian Empire 1815 / 3 / 20 1815 / 7 / 8 View
First French Empire and Province of Hanover 1815 / 3 / 20 1815 / 7 / 8 View
Kingdom of Naples and County of Nassau 1815 / 3 / 20 1815 / 7 / 8 View
First French Empire and Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg 1815 / 3 / 20 1815 / 7 / 8 View
Kingdom of Naples and Sweden 1815 / 3 / 20 1815 / 7 / 8 View
First French Empire and Norway 1815 / 3 / 20 1815 / 7 / 8 View
Kingdom of Naples and Netherlands 1815 / 3 / 20 1815 / 7 / 8 View
First French Empire and Turkey (Ottoman Empire) 1815 / 3 / 20 1815 / 7 / 8 View
Kingdom of Naples and Spain 1815 / 3 / 20 1815 / 7 / 8 View
First French Empire and Portugal 1815 / 3 / 20 1815 / 7 / 8 View
Kingdom of Naples and Kingdom of Sardinia 1815 / 3 / 20 1815 / 7 / 8 View
First French Empire and Kingdom of Sicily 1815 / 3 / 20 1815 / 7 / 8 View
Kingdom of Naples and Grand Duchy of Tuscany 1815 / 3 / 20 1815 / 7 / 8 View
First French Empire and Switzerland 1815 / 3 / 20 1815 / 7 / 8 View
First French Empire and House of Bourbon 1815 / 3 / 20 1815 / 7 / 8 View

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