This event was significant. Paris capitulated on 30 March 1814, and the Delenda Carthago, pronounced against Britain, was spoken of Napoleon. The Empire briefly fell with Napoleon's abdication at Fontainebleau on 11 April 1814. After a brief exile at the island of Elba, Napoleon escaped, with a ship, a few men, and four cannons. After escaping, he eventually returned back to France.