Napoleonic Wars

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Napoleonic Wars

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(Historical Terms) the series of wars fought between France, under Napoleon Bonaparte, and (principally) Great Britain, Prussia, Russia, and Austria either alone or in alliances (1799–1815)
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Noun1.Napoleonic Wars - a series of wars fought between France (led by Napoleon Bonaparte) and alliances involving England and Prussia and Russia and Austria at different timesNapoleonic Wars - a series of wars fought between France (led by Napoleon Bonaparte) and alliances involving England and Prussia and Russia and Austria at different times; 1799-1815
battle of Austerlitz, Austerlitz - a decisive battle during the Napoleonic campaigns (1805); the French under Napoleon defeated the Russian armies of Czar Alexander I and the Austrian armies of Emperor Francis II
Borodino - Napoleon defeated the Russians in 1812 in a pitched battle at a village in western Russia west of Moscow, but irreparably weakened his army
battle of Hohenlinden, Hohenlinden - a battle during the Napoleonic Wars (1800); the French defeated the Austrians
Battle of Jena, Jena - the battle in 1806 in which Napoleon decisively defeated the Prussians
Marengo - a battle in 1800 in which the French under Napoleon Bonaparte won a great victory over the Austrians
battle of Trafalgar, Trafalgar - a naval battle in 1805 off the southwest coast of Spain; the French and Spanish fleets were defeated by the English under Nelson (who was mortally wounded)
battle of Wagram, Wagram - a battle in the Napoleonic campaigns (1809); Napoleon defeated the Austrians
Battle of Waterloo, Waterloo - the battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under Napoleon
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