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Battle of Cape Finisterre
22 July 1805. British (under Calder) v. France (under Villeneuve). Calder drives off French fleet
The three army corps waiting in Boulogne to cross the English Channel give up waiting and march off to fight in Germany
26 August 1805
Battle of Trafalgar
21 October 1805 Nelson (Britain) v Villeneuve (France). Britain wins but Nelson dies
1807, US stopped all foreign trade, trying to remain neutral. Led to the War of 1812 with England
Napoleon tries to take control of Portuguese ports
1807, because Portugal refused to participate in Continental System. The king fled and the Portuguese rose up in revolt, supported by a British army under Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, beginning the Peninsular War in 1808
began in 1808 lasted until 1814 with Napoleon's defeat, UK, Spain, and Portugal v. Napoleon
Napolean invades Russian Poland
23 June 1812. Barclay de Tolly (Russia) keeps retreating, not wanting to fight France yet
Battle of Smolensk
16-17 August 1812, 175,000 French attempt to circle behind the Russian army as it retreats, attack the city of Smolensk, which has been unexpectedly reinforced by Bagration with 130,000 men. France burned the city down and Russians evacuated
Kutuzov finds a strong defensive position at the village of Borodino, on the road to Moscow, and begins digging earthworks
3 September 1812
Battle of Borodino
7 September 1812, Frances last offensive in Russia. Russia withdrew, saving its strength for later when it would force France out
Battle of Maloyaroslavets
24 October 1812 Kutuzov successfully blocks the southern route of retreat for Napoleon. French army has to march back same way they came, a path now scorched
French Grand Army leaves Russian territory
14 December 1812 with only 22,000 men. Napolean rushed back to France earlier in December when he heard of an attempted coup d'etat.
Napoleon goes on the offensive in Germany
1813, trying to regain prestige and get Prussia back as an ally, but fails to capture Berlin
Prussia declares war on France (Napoleon)
March 1813, Napolean manages to defeat the allied Prussian and Russians at the Battles of Lutzen and Bautzen. Negotiations mediated by Austria break down over the summer, and by the end of the summer Napolean faces Austria, Prussia and Russia, all of them subsidized by England
Battles of Gross Beeren, Katzbach and Kulm
end of August 1813, Napoleon loses to Austria Prussia and Russia
Battle of Leipzig
14-19 October 1813 (aka Battle of the Nations, and Battle of the Three Emperors), Napoleon v. Austria Prussia and Russia. France loses
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