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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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The War of Jenkins' Ear ultimately segued into the War of the Austrian Succession, in which other European countries became involved.
His one claim to fame during the War of the Austrian Succession came at the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745, when he stepped up to take command of his battalion.
In 1742, Charles VII was elected Holy Roman Emperor during the War of the Austrian Succession.
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.
Despite the reluctance of several of his British advisers, he deployed British, Hanoverian, and hired Hessian troops in the War of Austrian Succession, even leading his men personally at the Battle of Dettingen in June 1743, when he was nearly sixty years of age.
One of the earliest letters dates from 1745, written a few hours after the Battle of Fontenoy during the War of Austrian Succession.
As a name, it had more of a ring to it (perhaps in it) than any number of Wars of the Austrian Succession.
Throughout 18th century, the Royal Navy gradually gained ascendancy over the French Navy, with victories in War of Spanish Succession (1701-1714), inconclusive battles in War of Austrian Succession (1740-1748), a partial reversal during the American War of Independence (1775-1783), and consolidation into uncontested supremacy during the 19th century from the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
He suggests that Britain thrived when government ministers secured alliances with continental powers, as was the case during the War of Spanish Succession, the War of Austrian Succession, and the Seven Years War ("three victories").

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