Originally Posted by randolph123
Waterloo is in fact in Russia not in belgium by the way......To be exact you should look at maps and you will find waterloo russia now you've learned something geographic wise.........I recommend reading earlier maps so you can learn much of your history I also recommend war maps as well....Most people these days especially in america mainly the new generation barely know their geography so it's a great subject to come up with and belgium its not waterloo its really called"Walloon." really...I don't blame anyone for not knowing their geography even I mess up sometimes..Yet I know my war maps......Especially the napoleanic empire maps....
Nope. The battle of Waterloo was fought in Belgium. It was Belgium then and it's still Belgium. The Russians never conquered or occupied Belgium.
Napoleon was defeated in Russia before Waterloo, but there never was a Waterloo, Russia. Napoleon never doubted himself very much- a guy who makes himself Emperor of France does not doubt himself.
The Napoleanic Wars continued long after his defeat in Russia until a coalition of his enemies finally defeated him in what is now part of Germany after 6 previous tries.
After he was deposed as Emperor and sent into exile on the island of Elba, he kept well abreast of the situation in France, and came out of exile to gather up another army. His self confidence paid off- he left Elba with 600 followers, and arrived in Paris with an army of over 6,000 he picked up along the way.
After defeating his Bourbon rivals twice, he became Emperor of France again for another 100 days before being defeated at the battle of Waterloo, Belgium. (You can take a guided tour of the battlefield any day of the week- it is still one of Belgium's biggest tourist attractions almost 200 years later.)
The second time they packed him off to an island for a second time after his defeat, to St. Helena, off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, where he died.
He did not die in Russia, he died on St. Helena island out in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
You may have gotten one thing right- he may have died from poisoning, but if it happened, it was most likely unintentional. He ate and drank from vessels that contained a lot of lead. Wine leaches lead out of the pewter ware used during that time. But he could have died from disease, brought ashore from the African continent on supply ships, a bleeding ulcer, ruptured hemorrhoid (he was plagued with them), or any number of other causes.