Napoleon abdicates; restoration of Louis XVIII

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Historical Context Note

The Treaty of Fontainebleau grants Napoleon the island of Elba as a sovereign principality, the continued title of Emperor, an income of 2m francs and a personal bodyguard of 4. He arrives on Elba on 4 May. Louis XVIII was restored to the French throne.

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Editors. "Napoleon abdicates; restoration of Louis XVIII". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 December 2007
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