In Switzerland, a defensive alliance is signed between the
Protestant cantons of Berne, Geneva and Zurich against Savoy, which
is threatening Geneva. In response, the Catholic cantons sign an
equivalent alliance with Philip II of Spain.
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Editors. "Protestant cantons of Berne, Geneva and Zurich ally against Savoy". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15307, accessed 19 January 2018.]