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Battle of Jena, October 14th, 1806

Date and place

  • October 14th, 1806 at Jena, between Weimar and Leipzig (nowadays Thuringia, Germany).

Involved forces

  • French army (54,000 men) under Emperor Napoleon the First. 
  • Prussian army (55,000 men) under General Friedrich Ludwig Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen. 
Battle of Jena, October 14th, 1806 (detail)
"Napoleon reviewing his Imperial Guard at Jena" (detail). Painted 1836 by Emile Jean Horace Vernet.

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Detail of the map of the battle of Jena, October 14th, 1806
Map of the battle
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