The Battle of Waterloo, 18th of June 1815, Clément-Auguste Andrieux, 1852
1814 - Beethoven’s Fidelio; Napoleon exiled to Elba; Wordsworth publishes The Excursion; Goya completes Disasters of War
1815 - Battle of Waterloo brings the end of the Napoleonic Wars between Britain and France
At the Battle of Waterloo the army of the French Empire, led by Napoleon Bonaparte and Michel Ney, was defeated by the Prussian and Anglo-Allied army, led by Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher and the Duke of Wellington. The defeat was the decisive battle of the Waterloo Campaign and signalled the end of Napoleon’s rule as Emperor of France. It is estimated that one in four of the soldiers present were killed, and the death toll numbered over fifty thousand men.
1816 - Byron and Shelley meet in Geneva; Mary Shelley writes Frankenstein; Keats writes On first looking into Chapman’s Homer