MIA: Encyclopedia of Marxism: Glossary of Events



Tilsit, Treaty of

Concluded on July 7-9, 1807 between Napoleonic France and the participants of the fourth anti-French coalition, Russia and Prussia, who had sustained a defeat in the war. The peace terms were very difficult for Prussia who lost a considerable part of its territory. Russia suffered no territorial losses but had to recognize the consolidation of France's position in Europe and to take part in the blockade of England (the continental blockade). The treaty arose bitter indignation among the population of Germany and sowed the seeds of the national liberation movement against the rule of Napoleon, starting in 1813.