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  War of the Austrian Succession - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the Russo-Swedish War, 1741-1743, the task of Sweden was to prevent Russia from attacking Prussia, but her troops were defeated, on 3 September 1741, at Villmanstrand by a greatly superior Russian army, and in 1742 another great reverse was sustained in the capitulation of Helsingfors in Finland.
Frederick of Prussia, disquieted by the universal success of the Austrian cause, secretly concluded a fresh alliance with Louis XV of France.
The War of Austrian Succession concluded with the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (1748) of 1748.
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 War of the Austrian Succession - MSN Encarta
War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748), conflict caused by the rival claims for the hereditary dominions of the Habsburg family.
The war was fought by an alliance of Bavaria, France, Spain, Sardinia, Prussia, and Saxony against Austria, the Netherlands, and Britain, with the three claimants fighting against Maria Theresa.
The War of the Austrian Succession was ended in 1748 by the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, which provided that all conquests made during the war revert to their original possessors, with some exceptions.
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 War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-18 October 1748
War triggered by the accession of Maria Theresa to the vast Habsburg lands centred on Austria after the death of her father, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI.
The war now turned, and in 1742 Austria invaded Bavaria, the Prussians withdrew from the war in return for Silessia, and the French were forced into a retreat ended by defeat at the battle of Dettingen (27 June 1743).
Charles VII died in 1745, pulling Bavaria out of the war, but the French were victorious at the battle of Fontenoy (11 May 1745), defeating a combined British and Austrian army and in combination with the second Jacobite revolt, ended Britain's direct military intervention on the continent.
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 Austrian Succession, War of the articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Austrian Succession, War of the AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION, WAR OF THE [Austrian Succession, War of the] 1740-48, general European war.
Bavarian Succession, War of the BAVARIAN SUCCESSION, WAR OF THE [Bavarian Succession, War of the] between Austria and Prussia, 1778-79.
Polish Succession, War of the POLISH SUCCESSION, WAR OF THE [Polish Succession, War of the] 1733-35.
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 Austrian Succession, War of the. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The war broke out when, on the strength of the pragmatic sanction of 1713, the Austrian archduchess Maria Theresa succeeded her father, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, as ruler of the Hapsburg lands.
Frederick II began the war by invading and rapidly occupying Silesia.
These Austrian successes were balanced by the great French victory (1745) of Fontenoy, where Maurice de Saxe defeated the British.
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 War of the Austrian Succession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the war for the Austrian succession itself, France unsuccessfully supported the dubious claims of Bavaria, Saxony, and Spain to parts of the Habsburg domain and supported the claim of Charles Albert, elector of Bavaria, to the imperial crown, all with the overall aim of crippling or destroying Austria, France's long-standing continental enemy.
The Austrian ruler Maria Theresa (daughter of Charles VI) derived her main foreign support from Britain, which feared that, if the French achieved hegemony in Europe, the British commercial and colonial empire would be untenable.
Thus, the War of the Austrian Succession was, in part, one phase of the struggle between France and Britain that lasted from 1689 to 1815.
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 War of the Austrian Succession
War of the Austrian Succession: Causes of the War - Causes of the War The war broke out when, on the strength of the pragmatic sanction of 1713, the...
War of the Austrian Succession: Second Silesian War - Second Silesian War In 1744 Frederick II, fearing the rising power of Austria, started the Second...
War of the Austrian Succession: First Silesian War - First Silesian War Frederick II began the war by invading and rapidly occupying Silesia.
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 WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION - LoveToKnow Article on WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Austrian cavalry was shattered in repeated attempts to ride them down, and before the Prussian volleys the Austrian infantry, in spite of all that Neipperg and his officers could do, gradually melted away.
Frederick, disquieted by the universal success of the Austrian cause, secretly concluded a fresh alliance with Louis XV.
Marshal Traun was successful, and the grand-duke became the emperor Francis I. on the 13th of September.
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 War of the Austrian Succession
War of the Austrian Succession, 1739-48, actually 2 wars, one fought in Europe, the other, also known as King George's War, fought in the colonies.
War with France would quickly have followed but for the outbreak of hostilities between the continental powers in Europe upon the accession in Oct 1740 of Maria Theresa to the Imperial Habsburg (Austrian) throne.
The powers were all dissatisfied with their respective allies, and so made changes: on the eve of the SEVEN YEARS' WAR Prussia was allied with Britain, Austria with France.
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 Spanish Succession, War of the. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The conflict in America corresponding to the period of the War of the Spanish Succession was known as Queen Anne’s War (see French and Indian Wars).
Louis XIV, exhausted by the War of the Grand Alliance, sought a peaceful solution to the succession controversy and reached an agreement (1698) with King William III of England.
The French commercial threat, the reservation of Philip’s right of succession to the French crown (Dec., 1700), and the French occupation of border fortresses between the Dutch and the Spanish Netherlands (Feb., 1701) led to an anti-French alliance among England, Leopold, and the Dutch.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: War of the Austrian Succession
What we now term the War of the Austrian Succession was a conglomeration of related wars, two of which (the two Silesian Wars) developed directly from the death of Charles (Karl) VI, Holy Roman Emperor and leader of the Austrian branch of the house of Hapsburg, in October 1740.
In the war for the Austrian succession itself, France unsuccessfully supported the claims of Prussia, Saxony and Spain to parts of the Hapsburg dominions, with the overall intent of crippling their long–standing continental enemy, Austria.
Britain – at war with the Spanish since 1739, and the long-standing enemy of France – pledged her support for Maria Theresa almost as a matter of course, as did the Dutch Republic and the Hungarian diet.
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But her right to the succession was challenged by a number of individuals.
On 15 March, 1744 France declared war on England, and the War of the Austrian Succession was begun.
During the course of the war, the French attempted to strike up alliances with the tribes of the Iroquois League, but their overtures were rebuffed.
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 Austrian Succession, War of the on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION, WAR OF THE [Austrian Succession, War of the] 1740-48, general European war.
The epic retreat from Prague of the French under Marshal Belle-Isle (winter, 1742-43) was followed by the victory of George II of Britain over the French at Dettingen (1743).
Determinants of the Growth of the State: War and Taxation in Early Modern France and England.
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 Charles of Lorraine (d.1780)
Austrian general during the War of the Austrian Succession and at the start of the Seven Years War; Stadholder of the Austrian Netherlands until his death in 1780.
His army took twice the casualties of the Prussians, but he was still in an apparently stronger position, and was able to outmarch Frederick, getting ahead of him, and launching a surprise attack on his camp at Sohr (30 September 1745).
At the start of theSeven Years War he had one final chance at command, and was placed in charge of the defence of Bohemia.
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 History of THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the aftermath of the War of the Austrian Succession two intense rivalries threaten the precariously established peace.
Frederick II of Prussia precipitates war in Europe in 1756 just as he had in 1740, in the War of the Austrian Succession.
This Seven Years' War is history's first approximation to a world war, with engagements on land and sea in America, in Europe and even in a simmering confrontation in Asia.
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 History of Nova Scotia; Acadia, Bk.1, Part 5; Ch. 1, Introduction.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It will be recalled that during March of 1744 war broke out between France and England, The War of The Austrian Succession.
With the conclusion of the war, one would have thought that this period of time which we are about to review, between 1748 and 1756, would have been years of peace.
5 The royal navy, with their seven men of war, would have doubled the manpower at Louisbourg, manpower that was badly needed during this critical period.
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 Maria Thereasa
But his success was very short, for the queen had already invaded his land and won Chotusitz in May of 1742.
10) “The Pragmatic Sanction and the War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-48.” Austria.
11) “ Austria the Pragmatic Sanction and the War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-48.” Geographic.org.
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 History of THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The great issue dominating Austria in the years after the War of the Spanish Succession is again a problem of succession - this time relating to the remaining Habsburg territories, ruled from Vienna.
After the War of the Spanish Succession the French and the British often act in a somewhat uneasy alliance.
French successes in northern Europe under marshal Saxe, in 1745-6, prove in the long run less significant than Britain's stranglehold on French trade by sea.
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 Austria - The Pragmatic Sanction and the War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-48   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Austria - The Pragmatic Sanction and the War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-48
The Austrians, however, retook Prague, and Maria Theresa was crowned queen of Bohemia in the spring of 1743.
This reversal of alliances was sealed by the marriage of Maria Theresa's youngest daughter, Marie Antoinette, to the future Louis XVI of France.
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 H-Net Review: William J. McGill on The War of the Austrian Succession, 1740-1748
The names we commonly give the wars of the old regime seldom epitomize accurately or explain sufficiently those conflicts, and this is abundantly true of "The War of the Austrian Succession." No central theme or single conflict binds together the multiplicity of rivalries, tensions, struggles, dynastic and diplomatic machinations that constitute the war.
Anderson observes that the complexities of the war and its apparent lack of decisive results have too easily led to the conclusion that it was unimportant.
Anderson remarks that "The war of the Austrian Succession therefore made international relations more fluid by eroding old assumptions and certainties." More succinctly, the War of the Austrian Succession was the proof-text for the necessity of the Diplomatic Revolution of 1756.
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 King George's War (War of the Austrian Succession)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
King George's War (1744-1748), the third of the French and Indian wars, was known as the War of Austrian Succession in Europe, where it began in 1740.
Saratoga, New York was attacked and burned by the French and Indian forces after the English had succeeded in persuading the Iroquois league to enter the war against the French.
The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle was signed on October 18, 1748, ending the War of the Austrian Succession, known in America as King George's War (1744-1748).
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 Coalition Warfare and Amerindian-French Alliances
War, for Amerindian men was an activity in which participants sought status and personal fulfillment.
During the War of the Austrian Succession, the French faced the British on two fronts in the interior of North America.
So in each year of the War of the Austrian Succession after 1744, the Three Fires were active participants in the war on the southern frontier of Canada.
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 Austrian_1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In December 1740, Frederick II (The Great) of Prussia invaded Bohemia, thus starting the War of the Austrian Succession, and defeated the Austrians at Mollwitz.
Under Maurice de Saxe, the French defeated the British, Austrians and Dutch at the decisive Battle of Fontenoy on 11 May 1745.
During these 3 years, Browne was a member of the British Army involved in the War of the Austrian Succession and these letters provide an interesting commentary on this officer's involvement in the War, including accounts of the Battles of Dettingen and Fontenoy, both written a few hours after the end of the battles.
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 War of the Bavarian Succession
Bavarian Succession, War of the, between Austria and Prussia, 1778–79.
Prussia, allied with Saxony, declared war on Austria and invaded Bohemia.
Frederick II, king of Prussia: Foreign Affairs - Foreign Affairs In the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48) against Maria Theresa,...
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