Saturday, June 20, 2015

Maps of Central Europe, 1789-1815: The Effects of French Revolution & Napoleon's Ambition

Maps of central Europe, showing France's annexation of territory during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars.

Map of France before the Revolution. (Double click on any image to enlarge.)

The countries of central Europe in 1789, prior to the Revolution, had the borders shown below.

From 1789-1799, the borders of France expanded, as shown below. The map shows territory "acquired" during Napoleon's Italian campaigns of 1798 and 1799 (prior to his becoming First Consul).

In 1811, the French empire had expanded, as shown below.

A comparison of the boundaries of France in 1810 and in 1815, after Napoleon's abdication and the treaty.