Hundred Days


Hundred Days
   The Hundred Days are the last period of the reign of napoléon I, from March 20 1815 to June 22, 1815, during which time the deposed emperor tried to restore the first empire. Having escaped from the island of Elba, he landed on March 1, 1815, at Golfe-Juan, rallying the troops sent to arrest him and receiving the enthusiastic response of the people during his passage through France (Laffrey, Grenoble, Lyon, and Auxerre, where Marshal michel ney joined him). He arrived on March 20 at the Tuileries in Paris; meanwhile, King louis XV III had fled to Belgium. Napoléon I ordered benjamin constant to edit the Additional Act to the Imperial Constitution, which favored the bourgeoisie. it was approved by a plebiscite (two-thirds of the electors abstained, however). Napoléon I then named General lazare carnot as minister of the interior. But the allies had banished Napoléon i from Europe, brought an end to the restoration of his empire at the battle of Waterloo (June 18, 1815), and forced Napoléon to abdicate a second time (June 22, 1815).

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