Franco-Spanish peace Treaty of Nijmegen (68 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 1.5.1: Dutch and Flemish Writing and Culture, 800-present.

Context

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.

Citation:
Editors. "Franco-Spanish peace Treaty of Nijmegen". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=16662, accessed 04 December 2016.]