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  • Central Europe (Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland and Poland)
    Saturday Jul 12, 1806

    Napoleon

    Confederation of the Rhine

    Central Europe (Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland and Poland)
    Saturday Jul 12, 1806

    After Austerlitz, Napoleon established the Confederation of the Rhine in 1806.




  • Holy Roman Empire
    Wednesday Aug 6, 1806

    Holy Roman Empire

    The empire was dissolved

    Holy Roman Empire
    Wednesday Aug 6, 1806

    The empire was dissolved on 6 August 1806, when the last Holy Roman Emperor Francis II (from 1804, Emperor Francis I of Austria) abdicated, following a military defeat by the French under Napoleon at Austerlitz.




  • Jena and Auerstedt, Germany
    Tuesday Oct 14, 1806

    Napoleon

    Battle of Jena–Auerstedt

    Jena and Auerstedt, Germany
    Tuesday Oct 14, 1806

    Napoleon invaded Prussia with 180,000 troops, rapidly marching on the right bank of the River Saale. As in previous campaigns, his fundamental objective was to destroy one opponent before reinforcements from another could tip the balance of the war. Upon learning the whereabouts of the Prussian army, the French swung westwards and crossed the Saale with overwhelming force. At the twin battles of Jena and Auerstedt, fought on 14 October, the French convincingly defeated the Prussians and inflicted heavy casualties. With several major commanders dead or incapacitated, the Prussian king proved incapable of effectively commanding the army, which began to quickly disintegrate.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Friday Nov 21, 1806

    Napoleon

    Berlin Decree

    Berlin, Germany
    Friday Nov 21, 1806

    Following his triumph, Napoleon imposed the first elements of the Continental System through the Berlin Decree issued in November 1806. The Continental System, which prohibited European nations from trading with Britain, was widely violated throughout his reign.




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