On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1815

Historical Events


Battle of InterestBattle of Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher

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'Wellington at Waterloo', by Robert Alexander Hillingford, depicting Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, during the final confrontation against Napoleon
'Wellington at Waterloo', by Robert Alexander Hillingford, depicting Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, during the final confrontation against Napoleon
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Famous Deaths

  • Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, French general (b. 1766)
  • Thomas Picton, British general (killed in battle) (b. 1758)
1815 Highlights

About June 18, 1815

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 205 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini