1837 Napoleon Bonaparte Receiving Queen Louisa of Prussia at Tilsit, 6th July 1807 by Nicolas Louis François Gosse (private collection)
This had to be
an emotional meeting — Napoleon and Luise disliked one another. She was making
a personal appeal to Napoleon to spare a hapless Prussia that Napoleon ignored.
In 1815, Prussian forces helped British forces end Napoleon's career at
Waterloo in present day Belgium.