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Napoleonic Wars
The Napoleonic Wars were a series of wars declared against Napoleon's French Empire by opposing coalitions that ran from 1803 to 1815. As a continuation of the wars sparked by the French Revolution of 1789, they revolutionised European armies and played out on an unprecedented scale, mainly due to the application of modern mass conscription...
Timeline of Events
1796
11.17.1796
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Arcole
1799
4.16.1799
Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor
1801
4.2.1801
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Copenhagen
1803
5.18.1803
Napoleonic Wars: The United Kingdom revokes the Treaty of Amiens and declares war on France.
1805
7.22.1805
Napoleonic Wars: War of the Third Coalition
10.21.1805
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar: A British fleet led by Vice Admiral Lord Nelson defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet off the coast of Spain under Admiral Villeneuve. It signals almost the end of French maritime power and leaves Britain's navy unchallenged until the twentieth century.
11.11.1805
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein
11.16.1805
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Schöngrabern
12.2.1805
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Austerlitz
1806
10.8.1806
Napoleonic Wars: Forces of the British Empire lay siege to the port of Boulogne in France by using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve.
1807
2.7.1807
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Eylau
7.7.1807
Napoleonic Wars: the Peace of Tilsit between France, Prussia and Russia ends the Fourth Coalition.
1809
7.5.1809
The Battle of Wagram, the largest of the Napoleonic Wars.
11.18.1809
In a naval action during the Napoleonic Wars, French frigates defeat British East Indiamen in the Bay of Bengal.
1810
8.27.1810
Napoleonic Wars: The French Navy defeats the British Royal Navy, preventing them from taking the harbour of Grand Port on Île de France.
1812
6.23.1812
Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon I of France invades Russia.
6.24.1812
Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon's Grande Armée crosses the Neman River beginning the invasion of Russia.
7.22.1812
Napoleonic Wars: Peninsular War
9.7.1812
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Borodino
9.14.1812
Napoleonic Wars: French grenadiers enter Moscow. The Fire of Moscow begins as soon as Russian troops leave the city.
10.24.1812
Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow.
1814
2.10.1814
Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Champaubert
2.18.1814
Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Montereau.
3.30.1814
Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris.
5.30.1814
Napoleonic Wars: War of the Sixth Coalition
11.1.1814
Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France, in the Napoleonic Wars.
1815
6.18.1815
Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte by the Duke of Wellington forcing him to abdicate the throne of France for the second and last time.
7.15.1815
Napoleonic Wars: Napoléon Bonaparte surrenders aboard HMS Bellerophon.