treaty of Chaumont

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Even after Napoleon's defeat at Leipzig in 1813 he remained dangerous, and Castlereagh, Britain's foreign secretary, was concerned lest he succeed in signing a separate peace with one of the eastern powers. In March 1814 Castlereagh negotiated the treaty whereby Britain, Russia, Prussia, and Austria agreed to put 150,000 men each in the field, and to guarantee Europe against French aggression for 20 years.

Subjects: British History.

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