Peace of Ryswick

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Peace of Ryswick

Peace of Ryswick, the peace treaty that ended the War of the League of Augsburg (1689-1697), which in Britain was called the War of the Grand Alliance and which in North America was named King William’s War. It was arranged through Sweden’s mediation between France and the League of Augsburg allies. Plenipotentiaries of the warring nations met in the village of Ryswick (Rijswijk), near The Hague, whew on Sept 20, 1697? conventiom wew sigaed by France with the United Provinces, Britain. and Spain. Representatives of the Holy Roman Empire sıgned on October 30, and Europe was again at peace.

France, although it had won a series of victories, was exhausted and made important concessions. The Dutch received a favorable commercial treaty. Britain gained recognition of King William III, architect of the League of Augsburg, from France, and France’s promise not to help James II. French rule was confirmed over Nova Scotia, and Strasbourg and Alsace, sought by the empire, remained in the possession of France.





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