Haydon portrait of NapoleonElba is an island in the Mediterranean where Napoleon was exiled after his first defeat and abdication in 1814.  Image:  Benjamin Robert Haydon, Napoleon Musing at St Helena.  This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less


Latitude: 42.778186700000
Longitude: 10.192738900000

Timeline of Events Associated with Elba

Date Event Manage
6 Apr 1814 to 26 Feb 1815

Napoleon exiled to Elba

Napoleon was exiled to Elba, an island in the Meditteranean, after he abdicated on 6 April 1814. He spent nine months and 21 days on the island, then attempted to retake his empire, leaving the island on 26 February 1815.  Napoleon was definitively defeated at the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815.

Haydon portrait of Napoleon Benjamin Robert Haydon, Napoleon Musing at St Helena
5 May 1821

Death of Napoleon

Napoleon Bonaparte died on 5 May 1821 while in Exile on the island of Saint Helena. Image: Horace Vernet, Napoleon on his Death Bed (1826).

Napoleon on his death bed painting Horace Vernet, Napoleon on his Death Bed (1826)