Waterloo, Belgium facts for kids
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Waterloo: the "Butte du Lion" commemorating the Battle
|• Total||21.03 km2 (8.12 sq mi)|
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Battle of Waterloo
In the Battle of Waterloo (Sunday 18 June 1815 near Waterloo, Belgium) the French Empire under Napoleon Bonaparte defeated by the Prussian army and the Anglo-Allied army. The defeat at Waterloo put an end to Napoleon's rule as the French emperor. After the Battle Napoleon surrendered to the British, and was exiled to Saint Helena, where he died in 1821.
The battlefield is in present-day Belgium, about eight miles (12 km) SSE of Brussels, and about a mile (1.6 km) from the town of Waterloo.
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The lion on the mound, of it Wellington said: "They have spoiled my Battlefield."
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