What Happened in June 1815

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 Napoleon Bonaparte swears fidelity to the Constitution of France.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Jun 8 39 German states unite under Act of Confederation
  • Jun 9 End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set.
  • Jun 16 Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia
  • Jun 16 Battle at Quatre-Bras: allies strike French
  • Jun 17 Stephen Decatur conquers Algerian frigate Mashouda
  • Jun 18 Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher
  • Jun 22 2nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)
  • Jun 30 US naval hero Stephen Decatur ends attacks by Algerian pirates

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Otto of Greece (d. 1862)
  • Jun 2 Philip Kearny, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Jun 3 Martin Edward Green, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Jun 4 Paul Jones Semmes, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • Jun 6 Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, composer
  • Jun 11 Julia Margaret Cameron, English photographer born in Calcutta, India (d. 1879)
  • Jun 19 John William Glover, composer
  • Jun 19 Cornelius Krieghoff, Canadian painter (d. 1872)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (b. 1853)
  • Jun 16 Frederik Willem, duke of Brunswick (1813-15), dies in battle
  • Jun 17 Hammida, Algerian admiral, dies in battle
  • Jun 18 Thomas Picton, British general (killed in battle) (b. 1758)
  • Jun 18 Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, French general (b. 1766)