War of the Austrian Succession


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War of the Austrian Succession

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(Historical Terms) the war (1740–48) fought by Austria, Britain, and the Netherlands against Prussia, France, and Spain in support of the right of succession of Maria Theresa to the Austrian throne and against the territorial aims of Prussia
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Noun1.War of the Austrian Succession - Prussia and Austria fought over Silesia and most of the rest of Europe took sides; 1740-1748
Battle of Fontenoy, Fontenoy - a battle in 1745 in which the French army under Marshal Saxe defeated the English army and their allies under the duke of Cumberland
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For example, the War of the Austrian Succession was known as King George's War in America.
Seeley noted that between 1689 and 1815, England waged seven great wars against France (and other powers), including the War of the Spanish Succession, the War of the Austrian Succession, the Seven Years' War, the American War, and the wars of the French Revolution and Empire.
Question 10: An oak tree stands near William Turner's Almshouses at Kirkleatham in memory of a popular local man, who received terrible injuries in Bavaria in the war of the Austrian Succession in 1743.
brings it to light, explaining that Buchanan based his account mostly on his observations while surgeon to a cavalry regiment serving in Flanders in 1742-45 during the War of the Austrian Succession, and that it is unusual in focusing on a single regiment and reflecting the perspectives of the surgeon.

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