Toulouse is a city in southwestern France, located on the river Garonne. It is home to the University of Toulouse, founded in 1229, and to the twelfth-century Basilica of Saint-Sernin. In the fifth century, the city was the capital of the Visigothic Kingdom. It was the site of the Battle of Toulouse, one of the final battles of the Napoleonic Wars, in 1814.


Latitude: 43.604218976838
Longitude: 1.444109380245

Timeline of Events Associated with Toulouse

Date Event Manage
10 Apr 1814

Battle of Toulouse

Print of the Battle of ToulouseThe Battle of Toulouse occurred on 10 April 1814. The Duke of Wellington and Allied troops defeated the French at Toulouse on this day, the final battle of the Peninsular War. The Allied victory forces Napoleon Bonaparte to abdicate and accept exile to Elba and restores the Bourbons to the French throne. Image: British infantry exchanging fire with the French during the battle of Toulouse in 1814. Print after Henri Dupray (c. 1890). This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.

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