Louis XIV signs a treaty with Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I,
arranging the future partition of the Spanish Empire in case the
8-year-old Charles II of Spain were to die without heirs. In such a
situation, they agree, France is to acquire the Spanish
Netherlands, Franche-Comte, Naples, Sicily, Navarre and the Spanish
possessions in Africa and in the East Philippines, while Austria is
to have Spain and the rest of the empire.
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Editors. "France and the Emperor agree to a future partition of the Spanish Empire". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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