Historical Events in June 1815

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

Battle of InterestBattle of Waterloo

Jun 18 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
  • Jun 22 2nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)
  • Jun 30 US naval hero Stephen Decatur ends attacks by Algerian pirates