Battle of Jena


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Noun1.Battle of Jena - the battle in 1806 in which Napoleon decisively defeated the PrussiansBattle of Jena - the battle in 1806 in which Napoleon decisively defeated the Prussians
Napoleonic Wars - a series of wars fought between France (led by Napoleon Bonaparte) and alliances involving England and Prussia and Russia and Austria at different times; 1799-1815
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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He focuses on the discursive construction of the foundational myths on which German national identity was based, analysing authors' treatment of Frederick the Great, Queen Louisa (mother of Kaiser Wilhelm I), Prussia's defeat in the Battle of Jena, and its subsequent regeneration.
War ensued immediately, and Prussia was utterly defeated: Napoleon routed the unprepared Prussian army at the battle of Jena (October 14, 1806), captured Berlin (forcing the royal court to flee to Koenigsberg), and concluded a peace treaty at Tilsit in 1807 that made Prussia subject to the French.