Elba


El·ba

noun \ˈel-bə\

Definition of ELBA

:  a place or state of exile

Origin of ELBA

Elba (Mediterranean island), residence of Napoléon Bonaparte after his first abdication May 14, 1814 to February 26, 1815
First Known Use: 1924

El·ba

geographical name \ˈel-bə\

Definition of ELBA

island Italy in the Mediterranean between Corsica & mainland; chief town Portoferraio area 86 square miles (224 square kilometers)

Elba

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Island off the western coast of Italy, in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Occupying an area of 86 sq mi (223 sq km), it is the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago. France obtained Elba from Rome in 1802. When Napoleon abdicated in May 1814, he was exiled to Elba. The island was recognized as an independent principality with Napoleon as its ruler until February 1815, when he returned to France to begin the Hundred Days. Thereafter Elba was restored to Tuscany.

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