Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Timeline of the War of Austrian Succession
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Timeline of the War of Austrian Succession

2,077
views

Published on


0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
2,077
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
14
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Timeline of the War of Austrian Succession1713 • Pragmatic Sanction – HRE Charles VI ensured his daughter, Maria- Theresa would inherit the Hapsburg empire1740 • Charles VI died, Maria-Theresa succeeded • Succession disputed by: o Charles Albert Wittelsbach, the Elector of Bavaria – claim to throne o Philip V of Spain – weak claim to throne o Augustus III of Saxony & Poland – weak claim to throne o Frederick II of Prussia – wanted Austrian territory of Silesia • Frederick II invaded & claimed Silesia, an industriously wealthy territory (porcelain manufacturer) • Frederick II said he would support Maria-Theresa if she ceded Silesia to him. She declined.1741 • Frederick II, Prussia, entered an alliance with: o France o Spain o Bavaria (promised election of HRE if they invaded Vienna) o Saxony • October – Prussia agreed to a truce in exchange for most of Silesia • November – truce broken as France, Saxony & Bavaria invaded Bohemia and occupied Prague • Charles Albert of Bavaria – elected as Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor • Maria-Theresa struck a deal w/ o Hungarian Magyars, who agreed to help her by fighting in return for more autonomy o Great Britain, who sent financial aid1742 • Austrian troops overran Bavaria & took Prague • July – Treaty of Berlin ended the “First Silesian War” o Austria & Prussia (along w/ Saxony) = peace o Austria ceded Silesia to Prussia1743 • Saxony aligned with Austria • Great Britain defeated France
  • 2. 1744 • Prussia invaded Bohemia, but was expelled by Austria & Saxony1745 • HRE Charles VII died – Austria jumped to invade Bavaria • France defeated British at Fontenroy • George II of Great Britain wanted peace – called for the Convention of Hanover o Treaty of Dresden: Prussia agreed to support candidacy of Maria- Theresa’s husband for HRE IF she ceded Silesia AND the cession would be guaranteed by Europe • Maria-Theresa’s husband = new Holy Roman Emperor, Francis I • War continued in low countries (esp. Italy) and in America1748 • Maria-Theresa secured an alliance with Russia • Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle signed, which restored status quo BUT… o Prussia:  Gained Silesia  Became a tremendous European power o Austria:  Confirmed Pragmatic Sanction