However, after a disastrous French invasion of Russia in 1812, Napoleon abdicated the throne two years later and was exiled to the island of Elba.
In 1815, he briefly returned to power in his Hundred Days campaign.
Hopelessly trapped at Yorktown, Virginia, British General Lord Cornwallis surrenders 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a larger Franco-American force, effectively bringing an end to the American Revolution.
Lord Cornwallis was one of the most capable British generals of the American Revolution.
Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769, in Ajaccio, on the Mediterranean island of Corsica.Truman relieves General Douglas Mac Arthur of command of the U. While visiting Marathon, Greece, Lord Muncaster of Britain is kidnapped by brigands, almost resulting in war.The pirates, led by Takos Arvanitakis, were experienced in kidnapping and had used it as a lucrative source of income for many years.He returned to France in 1815 and briefly resumed power.The Battle of Waterloo, in which Napoleon’s forces were defeated by the British and Prussians, signaled the end of his reign and the end of France’s domination in Europe.