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treaty of Ryswick

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(1697) The treaty that ended the Nine Years War. Louis XIV agreed to recognize William III as King of England, give up his attempts to control Cologne and the Palatinate, end ...

Ryswick, Treaty of

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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..., Treaty of ( 1697 ) The treaty that ended the Nine Years War . Louis XIV agreed to recognize William III as King of England, give up his attempts to control Cologne and the Palatinate, end French occupation of Lorraine, and restore Luxembourg, Mons, Courtrai, and Barcelona to Spain. The Dutch were allowed to garrison a series of fortresses in the Spanish Netherlands as a barrier against France. Strasburg and some towns of Lower Alsace were the only acquisitions made since the Treaty of Nijmegen that France...

Ryswick, treaty of

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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..., treaty of , 1697 . In July 1697 the treaty brought to an end the Nine Years War , in which Louis XIV 's France faced a grand coalition of England, the emperor, the Dutch, and Spain. Louis agreed to return most of his territorial acquisitions or réunions made since Nijmegen , but retained the important fortress town of Strasbourg. The Dutch were allowed to garrison barrier fortresses in the Spanish Netherlands. The treaty lasted only four years before the War of the Spanish Succession broke...

Ryswick, treaty of

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J. A. Cannon

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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..., treaty of , 1697 . In July 1697 the treaty brought to an end the Nine Years War , in which Louis XIV ’s France faced a grand coalition of England, the emperor, the Dutch, and Spain. Louis agreed to return most of his territorial acquisitions or réunions made since Nijmegen , but retained the important fortress town of Strasbourg. He recognized William III as king of England while refusing to order James II to leave French territory. The Dutch were allowed to garrison barrier fortresses in the Spanish Netherlands. The treaty, negotiated with...

treaty of Ryswick

treaty of Ryswick  

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(1697)The treaty that ended the Nine Years War. Louis XIV agreed to recognize William III as King of England, give up his attempts to control Cologne and the Palatinate, end French occupation of ...
Ryswick Clause

Ryswick Clause  

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The clause inserted into the Treaty of Ryswick between the Emp. Leopold and Louis XIV of France (1697), modifying the rule that the religious frontiers should revert to their position at the time of ...
Nine Years War

Nine Years War  

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(1688–97)Also known as the War of the Grand Alliance, a conflict that resulted from French aggression in the Rhineland, and that subsequently became a power struggle between Louis XIV of France and ...
Grand Alliance

Grand Alliance  

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1 an alliance between the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I, William III of England, the Netherlands, and the Austrian Hapsburgs against Louis XIV of France in 1689. This coalition began ...
King William's War

King William's War  

(1689–97)A North American frontier war between the French and the English and their Native American allies, which was a colonial adjunct to the War of the League of Augsburg in Europe. The two main ...
Matthew Prior

Matthew Prior  

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(1664–1721),joined with Charles Montagu (later earl of Halifax) in The Hind and the Panther Transvers'd to the Story of the Country Mouse and the City Mouse (1687, see Town Mouse and Country Mouse), ...
William III

William III  

(1650–1702),king of England, Scotland (as William II), and Ireland (1689–1702), prince of Orange. Appointed stadtholder of Holland and Zeeland, and captain‐ and admiral‐general of all the Dutch ...
Ryswick (or Rijswick) Clause

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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... (or Rijswick) Clause . The clause inserted into the Treaty of Ryswick between the Emp. Leopold and Louis XIV of France ( 1697 ), modifying the rule that the religious frontiers should revert to their position at the time of the Treaty of Nijmegen ( 1679 ) in favour of the Catholic communities in those places where they had been re-established by Louis in the...

Ryswick, Peace of

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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..., Peace of a treaty signed at Ryswick, a Dutch village near The Hague, on September 20, 1697 . It ended King William's War , which included raids by French and English colonists, aided by Indians, on each other's settlements. It called for the mutual restoration of all conquests but left the colonial problem unresolved. In 1702 warfare resumed in Queen Anne's War...

Ryswick

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4 ed.)

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... (or Rijswick ) Clause The clause ‘Religione tamen Catholica Romana in locis sic restitutis, in statu quo nunc est, remanente’, inserted into Article IV of the Treaty of Ryswick (30 Oct. 1697). It modifies the general rule that the religious frontiers should revert to their position at the time of the Treaty of Nijmegen (1679) in favour of the Catholic communities in those places where they had been re-established by Louis XIV in the interval. Text of the Treaty of Ryswick between the Emp. Leopold and Louis XIV, pr., with comm., in H. Vast , Les...

Haiti

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (6 ed.)

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...for the island, Hispaniola . Settling only in the east, the Spanish ceded the western third of the island to the French in 1697 under the Treaty of Ryswick. They called it Saint Domingue or...

King William’s War

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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...to the War of the League of Augsburg in Europe. The two main theatres were the northern coast and the Upper Hudson–Upper St Lawrence valleys. In 1690 Sir William Phipps’s New England expedition sacked Port Royal in Acadia, but an intercolonial campaign against Quebec and Montreal ended in disaster. Frontenac organized Abuski raids on English outposts in Maine and successfully intimidated the Iroquois . Both sides lacked resources for full-scale war, and assistance from Europe was thwarted. The war was ended by the Treaty of Ryswick ( 1697 ) and a...

Nine Years War

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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...the rebels finally suppressed in 1691 . But England's naval mastery of the English Channel was initially weakened by the French fleet and several times invasion was threatened until in May 1692 the allies overwhelmed the French off La Hogue . The war ended in September 1697 when the exhausted protagonists signed the treaty of Ryswick...

Prior, Matthew

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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...later earl of Halifax ( 1661–1715 ), in The Hind and the Panther Transvers'd to the Story of the Country Mouse and the City Mouse ( 1687 ), a satire against John Dryden . His poem ‘The Secretary’ ( 1696 ) reflects his diplomatic experience as secretary to the ambassador at The Hague during negotiations for the Treaty of Ryswick ( 1697 ). His Carmen Seculare ( 1700 ) celebrates the arrival of William III , but Prior later joined the Tories and in 1711 went to Paris as a secret agent during the negotiations leading to the Treaty of Utrecht ( 1713 )....

William III (of Orange)

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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...accepted from Parliament the crown of England. He defeated James II’s efforts to establish a base in Ireland by the victory of the Boyne and suppressed the Highlanders of Scotland. He commanded the Dutch army in the Netherlands and although he scored only one victory, at Namur in 1695 , he was able to win a favourable peace at Ryswick two years later. He was never popular in England and relied heavily on Dutch favourites, such as the soldier Arnold Keppel, 1st Earl of Albemarle (1669–1718). Although he preferred the Whigs to the Tories , he tried to...

Nine Years War

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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...Peace was finally concluded by the Treaty of Ryswick...

Nine Years War

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Andrew Hanham

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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...he suffered a series of costly defeats before capturing the key fortress town of Namur in 1695 , but his only real achievement was in preventing the French from completely overrunning Flanders. The war ended in September 1697 when the exhausted protagonists signed the treaty of Ryswick . Andrew...

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