Peace of Cambrai

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Historical Context Note

Francis I of France and the Emperor Charles V sign the Treaty of Cambrai, by which France renounces all claims to Italy and sovereignty over Flanders and Artois; Charles renounces his claim to Burgundy. Francis undertakes to marry Eleanor of Portugal, recognises Charles' right to the succession in Gelders, surrenders Tournai and pays 2 million crowns. This, 'The Ladies Peace', confirms Spanish rule in Italy.

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Editors. "Peace of Cambrai". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
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