- a village in central Belgium, near Brussels: battle preliminary to the battle of Waterloo fought here 1815.
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He then hurried to the support of Ney's attack on Quatre-Bras.
In the evening he ordered concentration on Nivelles, and not till the morning of the 16th did he direct movements on Quatre-Bras.
About two o'clock however he began, with Reille's corps only, the battle of Quatre-Bras.
Napoleon however seems to have expected that Quatre-Bras would not be held by any serious force.
Ney, with 45,000 men, began an attack on the position of Wellington at Quatre-Bras.
- a village in Belgium near Brussels; site of a battle in June 1815 where Wellington defeated the French under Marshal Ney, immediately preceding the battle of Waterloo