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A city of central Germany southwest of Leipzig. Napoleon I decisively defeated the Prussians here on October 14, 1806.
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(German ˈjeːna)
(Placename) a city in E central Germany, in Thuringia: university (1558), at which Hegel and Schiller taught; site of the battle (1806) in which Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the Prussians; optical and precision instrument industry. Pop: 102 634 (2003 est)
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(ˈyeɪ nɑ)

a city in central Germany: Napoleon decisively defeated the Prussians here in 1806. 108,010.
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Noun1.Jena - the battle in 1806 in which Napoleon decisively defeated the PrussiansJena - 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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Toward the end of 1806, when all the sad details of Napoleon's destruction of the Prussian army at Jena and Auerstadt and the surrender of most of the Prussian fortresses had been received, when our troops had already entered Prussia and our second war with Napoleon was beginning, Anna Pavlovna gave one of her soirees.
these same Prussians who are so arrogant to-day, were three to one against you at Jena, and six to one at Montmirail.
"The Prussians were three to one at Jena, and he took their army and kingdom in a week.
Madame Granson, widow of a lieutenant-colonel of artillery killed at Jena, possessed, as her whole means of livelihood, a meagre pension of nine hundred francs a year, and three hundred francs from property of her own, plus a son whose support and education had eaten up all her savings.
Just a week ago, Jenas became the second most expensive teenager - behind Robbie Keane - in English football history when he completed a pounds 5million move from Nottingham Forest to Newcastle.
ASTON VIllA boss Alex Mcleish hopes to give Jermaine Jenas a belated debut this weekend.
STILIYAN Petrov has wished Jermaine Jenas a speedy recovery and insisted he welcomes the increased competition from Villa's loanee.
TOTTENHAM will attempt to land Newcastle's Jermain Jenas before the transfer window closes on Wednesday evening.
Graeme Souness is hoping a pledge to build his new-look Newcastle team around Jermaine Jenas will help him to persuade the unsettled midfielder to commit his future to St James's Park.
Graeme Souness admitted today that Jermaine Jenas wants to leave St James' Park ( because he feels he is living in a goldfish bowl on Tyneside.
JERMAINE Jenas has promised Villa his best days are still ahead of him as he relishes the chance to kickstart his career following his frustration at Tottenham.
TOTTENHAM'S Jermaine Jenas is set to sign for Juventus in a dream deal.