Franco-Spanish peace Treaty of Nijmegen

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  • Editors

Historical Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 1.5.1.00: Dutch and Flemish Writing and Culture, c.800-present.

France and Spain sign a Peace Treaty of Nijmegen, a counterpart to that signed by the French and Dutch the previous month. In this agreement, not only does France gain control of Franche-Comté, but also acquires 14 towns including Valenciennes, Cambrai and Ypres, effectively making up a line of fortifications from the Marne to Dunkirk. In return, France restores Charleroi, Ghent and other conquests in the Netherlands and Catalonia.
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Citation:
Editors. "Franco-Spanish peace Treaty of Nijmegen". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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