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  War of the Spanish Succession - MSN Encarta
War of the Spanish Succession, war fought from 1701 to 1714 by the Grand Alliance, consisting originally of England, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Austria, and later, Portugal, against a coalition of France, Spain, and a number of small Italian and German principalities.
The ostensible issue of the war was a conflict over the legitimacy of the succession of Philip, duke of Anjou (Philip V of Spain), the grandson of Louis XIV, king of France, to the Spanish crown in November 1700.
The War of the Spanish Succession was thus a part of a continuing struggle among the powers for political and military hegemony and territorial aggrandizement.
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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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  War of the Spanish Succession - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The war lasted over a decade, and was marked by the military leadership of notable generals such as the Duc de Villars and the Duke of Berwick for France, the Duke of Marlborough for England, and Prince Eugene of Savoy for the Austrians.
The war was concluded by the treaties of Utrecht (1713) and Rastatt (1714).
As the War of the Grand Alliance came to a close in 1697, the issue of the Spanish succession was becoming critical.
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 MSN Encarta - War of the Spanish Succession
War of the Spanish Succession, war fought from 1701 to 1714 by the Grand Alliance, consisting originally of England, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Austria, and later, Portugal, against a coalition of France, Spain, and a number of small Italian and German principalities.
The ostensible issue of the war was a conflict over the legitimacy of the succession of Philip, duke of Anjou (Philip V of Spain), the grandson of Louis XIV, king of France, to the Spanish crown in November 1700.
The War of the Spanish Succession was thus a part of a continuing struggle among the powers for political and military hegemony and territorial aggrandizement.
ca.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761557450/War_of_the_Spanish_Succession.html   (761 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: War of the Spanish Succession
The war lasted over a decade, and was marked by the military leadership of notable generals such as the duc de Villars and the Duke of Berwick for France, the Duke of Marlborough for England, and Prince Eugene of Savoy for the Austrians.
The war was concluded by the treaties of Utrecht (1713) and Rastatt (1714).
As the War of the Grand Alliance came to a close in 1697, the issue of the Spanish succession was becoming critical.
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 WAR OF THE SPANISH SUCCESSION - LoveToKnow Article on WAR OF THE SPANISH SUCCESSION   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The war in its ensemble is the typical war with limited aim, carried out by professional armies in the interests of sovereigns and their cabinets and (except in the last stages of the war in northern France) enlisting no more than the platonic sympathies of the various peoples whose rulers were at war.
On the side of the allies therefore, throughout the war, there was a perpetual struggle between offensive activity and defensive passivity, and within the category of activity twO very different forms of offensive alternately prevailed, the decision of the main question by the sword and the seizure of a minor object by stratagem.
The war of the Span.ish succession affected all thenations of western, northern and central Europe in.
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 Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Europe it was known as the War of the Spanish Succession.
The raid was one of the bloodiest events of Queen Anne's War (1702-1713), the second of the French and Indian Wars.
Queen Anne's War was ended by the Treaty of Utrecht, which brought the War of Spanish Succession to a close in Europe.
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 MSN Encarta - Spanish Succession, War of the
Spanish Succession, War of the, military conflict that started in Italy in 1701, and came to involve most of the states of Western Europe and their overseas territories, before it was ended by the treaties of Utrecht, Rastatt, and Baden in 1713-1714.
Allied war aims were consequently extended to include the enthronement of Archduke Charles as king of Spain (although Leopold made it clear that this would be a task for allied, and not for Habsburg forces).
In subsequent years a succession of victories saw the Netherlands freed from the French (the Battle of Ramillies, in 1706); France itself invaded (the Battle of Oudenaarde, in 1708), and eventually, despite an extraordinarily bloody Pyrrhic victory at the Battle of Malplaquet in 1709, even the great fortress of Lille was in allied hands.
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 War of the Spanish Succession
War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne's War), 1702-13, was a general European war that also involved the colonies of the major powers.
The war was caused by conflicting claims to the Spanish throne after the death of the childless King Charles II.
The accession of the grandson of King Louis XIV of France to the Spanish throne as Philip V antagonized England and Holland, which were in growing competition with France, and Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I, who had claimed the succession on behalf of his son.
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 War of the Spanish Succession - Encyclopedia.com
War of the Spanish Succession 1701-14, last of the general European wars caused by the efforts of King Louis XIV to extend French power.
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.
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 Spanish Succession, War of the - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Spanish Succession, War of the   (Site not responding. Last check: )
War 1701–14 of Britain, Austria, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Denmark (the Allies) against France, Spain, and Bavaria.
It was caused by Louis XIV's acceptance of the Spanish throne on behalf of his grandson, Philip, in defiance of the Partition Treaty of 1700, under which it would have passed to Archduke Charles of Austria (later Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI).
Philip V was recognized as king of Spain, thus founding the Spanish branch of the Bourbon dynasty.
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 The Salacious Historian's Lair - Military History 1660-1715
The War of the Spanish Succession, also known as Marlborough's Wars (1702-13), fought in Europe and on the Mediterranean, were the last and the bloodiest of the Wars between England and France under Louis XIV, and the first in which Britain played a major military role in European military affairs.
After his successes in the Netherlands, the Bavarians and the French threatened Vienna and the Austrians, and Marlborough, a master of tactics and strategy, marched 250 miles across Germany and confronted the French army at Blenheim in 1704, destroying two thirds of it and capturing Marshall Tallard, its commander.
The conduct of the war became a political football between the Whigs and the Tories, with the queen in the middle.
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 War of the Spanish Succession, 1702-1714
The war was anticipated for forty years as Europe awaited the death of the infirm and childless Carlos II of Spain.
War of the Spanish Succession, by Ben Levick (L'Âge d'Or and Kirke's Lambs)
The Wars of the Spanish Succession (Lord Orkney's Regiment)
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 Women in War The Spanish American War
No one discovered she was a woman, and as a member of the "Constitution's" Marine guard, she saw action in some of the bloodiest sea fights of the war.
Ellen May Tower of Byron, Michigan was the first U.S. Army nurse to die on foreign soil, of typhoid fever, in Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War, and was the first woman to receive a military funeral in Michigan.
Spanish American War Nurse Clara Maass died as a result of yellow fever.
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 War of Spanish Succession, 1701-1714
Joseph-Ferdinand of Wittelsbach, infant son of the Duke of Bavaria and grandson to Spanish King Carlos II., was to inherit the Spanish Empire in her entirety.
The war began in earnest in 1702 in the Spanish Netherlands and in Italy.
The War began with an Austrian army invading Lombardy in 1701, with the objective of conquering Milan.
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 Spanish Succession: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
Queen Anne succeeded her brother-in-law William III in 1702, and this conflict is sometimes known as "Queen Anne's War".
Newfoundland was not a major war theatre, but the French used their military base at Plaisance to launch several raids on English settlements on the Avalon Peninsula and further north.
So far as the British were concerned, the war was a considerable success - though their allies were less certain of this, and came to believe that Britain could not be trusted.
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 War of the Spanish Succession, 1701-1714
War caused by the disputed succession to the Spanish throne.
On 15 May 1702, England declared war, and sent John Churchill, earl of Marlborough to Holland, where he commanded a 50,000 strong allied English and Dutch army, but despite much campaigning in June and July was frequently frustrated in his attempts to force battle by the Dutch government.
Meanwhile, the English fleet was having success on the Spanish coast, capturing Cartagena (1 June), Alicante (24 August) and Mollorca and Iviza (September).
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 War of the spanish succession
The Princess was the daughter of a French peer, and the widow of a Spanish grandee.
War in Spain has, from the days of the Romans, had a character of its own; it is a fire which cannot be raked out; it burns fiercely under the embers; and long after it has, to all seeming, been extinguished, bursts forth more violently than ever.
A Spanish princess, betrothed to the King of France, was sent back in the most insulting manner to her native country; and a decree was put forth by the Court of Madrid commanding every Frenchman to leave Spain.
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 H-Net Review: Reed Browning on The Treaties of the War of the Spanish Succession: An Historical ...
The War of the Spanish Succession was triggered by Louis XIV's decision, taken late in 1700, to accept the testamentary proposal of the dying Spanish king Charles II that the entirety of the Spanish inheritance go to the French king's grandson, the Duke of Anjou.
Like all of the large and sprawling wars of early modern Europe, the War of the Spanish Succession was often messy, usually uncontrollable, ultimately enervating for the states that participated, and generally disruptive for civilians across Europe.
The Treaties of the War of the Spanish Succession
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 Spain - War of the Spanish Succession
The acceptance of the Spanish crown by Philip V in the face of counterclaims by Archduke Charles of Austria, who was supported by England and the Netherlands, was the proximate cause of the War of the Spanish Succession (1702-14), the first "world war" fought by European powers.
The Treaty of Utrecht (1713) brought the war to a close and recognized the Bourbon succession in Spain on the condition that Spain and France would never be united under the same crown.
The Spanish Netherlands (which become known as the Austrian Netherlands and later as Belgium) and Spain's Italian possessions, however, reverted to the Austrian Habsburgs.
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 War of the Spanish Succession — FactMonster.com
War of the Spanish Succession: Causes - Causes The precarious health of the childless King Charles II of Spain left the succession open to...
War of the Spanish Succession: The Course of the War - The Course of the War Hostilities between the French and the imperial forces began in Italy, where...
War of the Spanish Succession: Negotiations for Peace - Negotiations for Peace Preliminary negotiations between England and France were pressed forward and...
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 MavicaNET - War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714)
Spanish Succession, War of the: 1701-14, last of the general European wars caused by the efforts of King Louis XIV to extend French power.
The conflict in America corresponding to the period of the War of the Spanish Succession was known as Queen Anne's War.
Madrid of the Bourbon's - War of Spanish Succession
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 war and social upheaval: War of the Spanish Succession
The War of the Spanish Succession was the first war of the 18th century, resulting from Louis XIV's desire to gain control over Spain.
The War was primarily fought on land and was the first major engagement of English forces on the European continent beyond French coastal areas.
It was the last of the wars launched by Louis XIV in his drive to expand French power and territory.
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