What island was Napoleon exiled to?

Question: Where was the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte exiled to?

Answer: After his forced abdication in 1814 Napoleon was first exiled to the small Mediterranean island of Elba, 12 miles off the coast of Tuscany in Italy.

Bonaparte was allowed to keep his title of Emperor and was giving sovereignty of Elba.

While on the small island which had a population of around 12,000 Napoleon managed to build a small military force, including a navy.

Then in early 1815 with the help of his newly formed military, Napoleon escaped from Elba and returned to France for the ‘Hundred Days’. During this period he would temporarily regain his power and control.

However Napoleon would soon be comprehensively defeated at the battle of Waterloo leading to his second exile, this time on the far more remote South Atlantic, British controlled island on St Helena.

The former Emperor of France and King of Italy would go on to live the rest of his life on the island, ending in 1821, aged 51.

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