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July 2, 2015

Last month, several publications marked the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo with special infographic features, and we haven’t had the opportunity to share them with you, so today we open our weekly selection with this topic.

Historically, Waterloo meant the end of Napoleon Bonaparte’s aspirations to retake the empire he ruled between 1804 until 1814. His military genius was no match for the armies of the Seventh Coalition – an Anglo-allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington, combined with a Prussian army under the command of Prince Blücher. The battle was fought on June 18th, 1815, and left a toll of over 50,000 soldiers killed or injured from both sides, and its outcome set the course of European history for a century.

The infographics we have were compiled by our friend Saul Castillo, in his blog Inconsolata. Also worth checking is this amazingly huge diorama at the Green Jackets Museum in Winchester, that shows the extent of the battle. The 25sq/m model has 21,500 soldiers and 10,000 horses, illustrating not just the major military events of the battle but also a number of light-hearted vignettes.

Enjoy today’s selection of infographics:

The last battle of Napoleon | Francisco Solorio, Heglar Fleming, Rodrigo Valenzuela | La Tercera

(image: La Tercera)

(Via)

200 years after Waterloo | Daniel Martínez | La Razón

(image: El Mundo)

(Via)

The Battle of Waterloo | Emilio Amade, Enrique Sánchez | El Mundo

(image: El Mundo)

(Via)

And now, the assorted mix of infographics from all over the world:

The Puma motorcycle | Juan Colombato | La Voz del Interior

(image: La Voz del Interior)

(Via)

Google Forest: ten years later | Graphics24

(image: Graphics24)

(Via)

The defeated queen | Clara Penín | La Vanguardia

(image: La Vanguardia)

(Via)

The 6th mass extinction in on its way | Francisco Lagos | La Razón

(image: La Razón)

(Via)

Deposit for eternity | Cyprian Lothringer, Dirk Asendorpf | Die Zeit

(image: Die Zeit)

(Via)

The ecological impact of a day’s activities | Corriere della Sera

(image: Corriere della Sera)

(Via)

National Theater Miguel Ángel Asturias | Daniel Lux Sandoval | Nuestro Diario

(image: Nuestro Diario)

(Via)

New Dragon Ball movie | Marco Vinicio Flores | Siglo 21

(image: Siglo 21)

(Via)

Troop deployment and military training along the border between NATO’s and Russia’s influence zones | Marco Giannini | La Repubblica

(image: La Repubblica)

(Via)

Drinking in France | Libération

(image: Libération)

(Via)

The numbers of the champion | Martina Gil | Marca

(image: Marca)

(Via)

Alex Rodriguez’ 3000 hits | New York Post

(image: New York Post)

(Via)

The mansion of Lucrecio Frontón | National Geographic

(image: National Geographic)

(Via)

Privatizations for foreign countries | Mário Malhão | Diário Econômico

(image: Diário Econômico)

(Via)

Del Bosque’s 100 games with Spain | Miguel Ángel Fernández | AS

(image: AS)

(Via)

To the rhythm of the drum | Alberto Lucas López | South China Morning Post

(image: South China Morning Post)

(Via)

A shark bite that changed cinema | Daniel Martínez, Erick Zepeda | La Razón

(image: La Razón)

(Via)

Popol Vuh National Day | Billy Melgar Guzman | Prensa Libre

(image: Prensa Libre)

(Via)

Mozambique: 40 years of independence | Ana Kaiseler, Tânia Sousa | Diário de Notícias

(image: Diário de Notícias)

(Via)

Jaws | Antonio Fuentes | Nuestro Diario

(image: Nuestro Diario)

(Via)

Dragon Ball | Miguel Ulloa Maciel | Excélsior

(image: La Razón)

(Via)

The 43rd mission to the Space Station | Daniel Martínez, Erick Zepeda | La Razón

(image: La Razón)

(Via)

The host cities of Copa America | Manuel Cabrera | El Telégrafo

(image: El Telégrafo)

(Via)

The sacred turf | Juliane Richter, Birte Wagner, Sven Stillich | Die Zeit

(image: Die Zeit)

(Via)

Cebiche | Walter Cortez | La Industria

(image: La Industria)

(Via)

France, migration hub | Francesca Fattori, Sylvie Gittus-Pourrias, Flavie Holzinger, Véronique Malécot | Le Monde

(image: Le Monde)

(Via)

And from Brazil:

Power of influence | O Tempo

(image: O Tempo)

(Via)

Minions | Tiago Galvão | Metro SP

(image: Metro SP)

(Via)

What could happen to Greece | Estado de S. Paulo

(image: Estado de S. Paulo)

(Via)

Contractors involved in the Petrobras scandal | Estado de S. Paulo

(image: Estado de S. Paulo)

(Via)

 

We’ll return next week with more infographics, but you can join thousands of Pinterest users who are following our boards – including the one with all the infographics published in this weekly column.

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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