July 9th in German History: Prussia Signs the Treaty of Tilsit

Two days ago, I discussed Russia’s treaty with France. That treaty left Russia with its territory and national honor intact. The Prussian treaty, however, was not nearly as lenient. Prussia would suffer perhaps the greatest catastrophe of its history, and was made completely subservient to Napoleon from the signing of the treaty on July 9th,Continue reading “July 9th in German History: Prussia Signs the Treaty of Tilsit”

July 7th in German History: The Treaty of Tilsit Between France and Russia

The Napoleon Wars saw many defeats for Prussia, and those defeats resulted in crippling losses of territory and manpower. On July 9th, 1807, Prussia signed the humiliating Treaty of Tilsit with France. However, on July 7th, Russia, Prussia’s former ally, signed its own treaty, ending its involvement in the war of the Fourth Coalition. Napoleon’sContinue reading “July 7th in German History: The Treaty of Tilsit Between France and Russia”