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a former kingdom in north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and northern Poland

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The Prussians were three to one at Jena, and he took their army and kingdom in a week.
The almost universal belief was, that the Emperor would divide the Prussian and English armies, annihilate one after the other, and march into Brussels before three days were over: when all the movables of his present masters, who would be killed, or fugitives, or prisoners, would lawfully become the property of Monsieur Isidor.
Heinz and Klatz, possibly influenced by their exhortation, were putting up but a half-hearted resistance; but Dietz, a huge, bearded, bull-necked Prussian, yelling like a maniac, sought to exterminate the Englische schweinhunde with his bayonet, fearing to fire his piece lest he kill some of his comrades.
completed the furniture of the apartment, save that at one side of the dais there stood a lofty perch, upon which a cast of three solemn Prussian gerfalcons sat, hooded and jesseled, as silent and motionless as the royal fowler who stood beside them.
Next to him stood an officer in Prussian uniform, and next to the officer was the third and the oldest of the party.
Crummles is NOT a Prussian, having been born at Chelsea.
I talked to her once for two days at a time about the Prussian House of Lords (for one must talk of something)--she just sighed and perspired
This humiliation motivated the Prussians to undertake a series of reforms and the kingdom's laws, educational system, bureaucracy and army were reorganized and upgraded.
He'd send Ney towards Quatre Bras and direct his main blow, on the 16th against the Prussians mustering around Sombreffe.
The battle was fought during the "Hundred Days" of Napoleon's restoration -- following his escape from exile on the island of Elba -- between a French army of 73,000 men and a combined 118,000-strong force consisting of the Duke of Wellington's Anglo-allied army (with British, Dutch, Belgian and German units) and Gebhard von Blucher's Prussians.
On June 16 he triumphed over the Prussians at Ligny but Wellington held him back and, two days later at Waterloo, it was all over.
30pm: The Prussians arrive and engage French cavalry at Plancenoit.
In 1226, Prussia was conquered by the Teutonic Knights, a military religious order, who converted the Prussians to Christianity.
The Prussians defeated the French in a series of large traditional battles, isolating a field army at Metz, obliterating a second at Sedan, and capturing the French Emperor, Napoleon III.