Napoleonic Wars Timeline - Year
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January 7, 1807
Order in Council - A British
decree and the answer to Napoleon's Berlin Decree of November 21,
1806. Britain prohibits trade with all French ports, including her
February 7-8, 1807
Battle of Eylau. Draw.
March 2, 1807
U.S. Congress approves the
Abolition of the Slave Trade Act.
It will be in effect on January 1, 1808.
June 14, 1807
of Friedland. French victory.
July 4, 1807
is born at Nice, today's France.
The War of
the Fourth Coalition ends.
July 7 and 9, 1807
Treaties of Tilsit.
War of the Fourth Coalition
is over. It had begun on October 8, 1806.
Central Europe, August 6
August 9, 1807
The new French Defense Minister is
He succeeds Louis-Alexandre Berthier.
September 27, 1807
Second Battle of Copenhagen. Copenhagen and the Danish fleet
surrender after the city was bombarded by the British. This will
steer Russia to declare war on Britain.
The First Battle of Copenhagen, by the
way, had been fought on April 2, 1801.
October 27, 1807
Treaty of Fontainebleau between Charles IV of Spain and
Napoleon I of France. Spain and France are now allies against
October 31, 1807
Russia declares war on Britain.
November 11, 1807
Order in Council - After their
decree of January 7, 1807, the British
further elaborate on their response to Napoleon's Berlin Decree of
November 21, 1806.
From now on, all
neutral ships have to call at British ports or be subjected to a
search by British authorities.
November 27, 1807
Portugal's royal family escapes to Brazil.
November 30, 1807
French General Andoche Junot enters Lisbon. The French will stay in
Portugal, with interruptions, until April 3, 1811.
December 17, 1807
Napoleon's Milan Decree, confirming the Continental System, set up
via Berlin Decree on November 21, 1806. The French will treat a ship
with British papers, or a ship that has previously called at a
British port, as British, no matter its actual flag, and therefore,
is will be seized by France.