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At its 200th anniversary, the Battle of Waterloo remains a watershed moment in European history. Despite Napoleon Bonaparte's long and triumphant career in warfare, he remains best known for his defeat at Waterloo on June 18, 1815. What was the significance of this battle, and why does it continue to captivate the public imagination after two centuries?
This exhibit is the companion to the exhibit Waterloo at 200: Napoleon and the Battle that Changed the World, originally displayed in the James T. Richardson Library at DePaul University in the winter of 2015.