The Treaty of Cherasco ends the War of Mantuan Succession

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Historical Context Note

The War of the Mantuan Succession, which has been fought in northern Italy for the past three years, is ended by the Treaty of Cherasco. By the terms of this document, France and the Empire agree to remove their armies from Italy. Emperor Ferdinand II grants the duchy to its French claimant, Charles Duke of Nevers, while Savoy gains part of the Duchy of Montferrat. A parallel secret agreement with Victor Amadeus of Savoy arranges for France to obtain Pinerolo, and betrothes the Duke to Louis XIII's sister, Christine Marie, a strategy which enables France to gain a foothold in Italy. This Treaty represents a great diplomatic triumph for Louis XIII's chief minister, Cardinal Richelieu.
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Editors. "The Treaty of Cherasco ends the War of Mantuan Succession". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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