What Happened in 1815

Significant Events

  • Jan 30 Burned US Library of Congress re-established with Thomas Jefferson's 6,500 volumes
  • Feb 26 Napoleon Bonaparte & his supporters leave Elba to start a 100-day re-conquest of France
  • Mar 20 Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba, begins 100-day rule
  • Jun 9 End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set.
  • Jun 18 Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher
  • Sep 26 Russia, Prussia & Austria sign the Holy Alliance
  • Oct 15 Napoleon Bonaparte arrives on island of St Helena to begin his exile
  • Nov 20 2nd Treaty of Paris: France & her allies agree France pay indemnities after Battle of Waterloo, ending Napoleonic Wars
More Historical Events

World Leaders in 1815

Famous People in 1815

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 2 Leading Romantic Age poet Lord Byron (27) marries Anne Isabella Milbanke (22)by special licence, at Seaham Hall in County Durham.