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Waterloo

(vä`tərlō), commune (1991 pop. 27,860), Walloon Brabant prov., central Belgium, near Brussels. The battle of Waterloo (see Waterloo campaignWaterloo campaign,
last action of the Napoleonic Wars, ending with the battle of Waterloo. Napoleon I, who escaped from Elba in Feb., 1815, and entered Paris on Mar. 20, soon faced a European coalition.
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) was fought just south of there on June 18, 1815. The battle is commemorated by a large monument (built 1823–27).

Waterloo

(wôtərlo͞o`). 1 City (1991 pop. 71,181), SE Ont., Canada. It adjoins KitchenerKitchener,
city (1991 pop. 168,282), Regional Municipality of Waterloo, S Ont., Canada, in the Grand River valley. Settled largely by Mennonites from Pennsylvania in 1806, it was known as Berlin until 1916, when it was renamed in memory of Lord Kitchener.
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. Several large insurance companies have their main offices there, and the adjoining cities form a high technology hub. Other industries include distilleries and plants making furniture, farm machinery, and metal products. The district was settled (1800–1805) by Mennonites from Pennsylvania. The Univ. of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier Univ. are there. 2 Town (1991 pop. 3,964), S Que., Canada, SE of Montreal. It is the center of a farming region known for its mushrooms. Manufactures include plastics, wire goods, and baby carriages.

Waterloo,

city (1990 pop. 66,467), seat of Black Hawk co., NE Iowa, on the Cedar River; inc. 1868. Originally a center for sawmills and flour mills, Waterloo is a trade and industrial center in a farm and livestock area. The city's chief industries are meatpacking, soybean processing, and the manufacture of farm machinery, plastics, fabricated metal products, transportation equipment, and apparel. The National Dairy Cattle Congress is held there each September. A 10-acre (4-hectare) replica of the island where the protagonist of Daniel DefoeDefoe or De Foe, Daniel
, 1660?–1731, English writer, b. London. Early Life and Works

The son of a London butcher, and educated at a Dissenters' academy, he was typical of the new kind of man
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's Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked has been built in the Cedar River at Waterloo.

Waterloo

 

a village in Belgium in Brabant Province, south of Brussels. Population over 10,000.

On June 18, 1815, the army of Napoleon I was defeated at Waterloo by the British and Prussian troops (at the end of the so-called One Hundred Days). Napoleon with his army of 120,000 entered Belgium with the intention of defeating in detail the Anglo-Dutch army commanded by the British field marshal A. Wellington and the Prussian Army of the Lower Rhine commanded by Field Marshal G. L. Blücher. On June 16 at Ligny he defeated the Prussian army and ordered Marshal Grouchy’s corps of 33,000 men to pursue it. Grouchy acted indecisively and on June 18 failed to reach Waterloo to help the French army. Napoleon sent his main forces, numbering 72,000 men, to Waterloo against the British army of 68,000 men. The persistent frontal attacks of the French troops were repelled with heavy losses for the French. In the heat of battle the Prussian troops came up from the east and with a flank attack decided the outcome of the battle. The French lost 32,000 men and all their artillery; the allies lost 23,000 men. The disorderly retreat of the French turned into a rout. Napoleon abandoned the remnants of his army and fled to Paris.

At Waterloo, Napoleon displayed indecision and made a number of mistakes (such as poorly organizing reconnaissance and communication, making faulty estimates of the situation, and extending infantry columns too deeply). An important factor was the loss of morale in the French army, caused by serious economic and political crises in the Napoleonic Empire. As a result of this crushing defeat at Waterloo, the Napoleonic Empire suffered its final downfall. A monument has been erected at Waterloo to the Battle of 1815.

REFERENCES

Mering, F. Ocherki po istorii voin i voennogo iskusstva, 6th ed. Moscow, 1956.
Levitskii, N. A. Polkovodcheskoe iskusstvo Napoleona. Moscow, 1938.
Tarle, E. V. Napoleon. Moscow, 1957.
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Waterloo

 

a city in the northern USA, in the state of Iowa, on the Cedar River. Population, 73,000 (1975; 130,000 including suburbs). Waterloo is the trade and transportation center of an agricultural region in which corn and oats are grown and livestock is raised. Industry is represented by food processing, metalworking, and the production of agricultural machinery.

Waterloo

site of Napoleon’s defeat (1815). [Fr. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 266]
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Waterloo

British victory in Belgium signals end of Napoleon’s domination (1815). [Fr. Hist.: Harbottle Battles, 266]
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Waterloo

a small town in central Belgium, in Walloon Brabant province south of Brussels: battle (1815) fought nearby in which British and Prussian forces under the Duke of Wellington and Blücher routed the French under Napoleon. Pop.: 29 003 (2004 est.)
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