Peace preliminaries at Vienna are decided

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Historical Context Note

By the terms of the peace preliminaries at Vienna, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI receives Parma and Piacenza. Don Carlos is to succeed (as Charles III) to Naples and Sicily, which are, however, not to be united under one crown with Spain. Charles Emannuel III of Savoy is to hold Novara and Tortona. France guarantees the Pragmatic Sanction. Stanislaus renounces his claims to Poland and is recompensed by a promise of Lorraine when the Grand Duke of Tuscany dies. The Duke of Lorraine is to receive Tuscany and Bar when the Grand Duke dies. These myriad agreements are confirmed by the definitive Treaty of Vienna, which is signed in November 1738.
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Editors. "Peace preliminaries at Vienna are decided". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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