Ryswick


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Ryswick

(ˈrɪzwɪk)
n
(Placename) the English name for Rijswijk
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The Treaty of Ryswick in 1697 divided the island of Hispaniola between the French Saint-Domingue region and the original Spanish colony, a political division that persists to this day between the Dominican Republic (Spanish-speaking) and Haiti (French-speaking).
Tired of French attack, and also because of the results of war in Europe, Spain signed with France the Treaty of Ryswick in 1697, ceding to the latter the western part of the island.
The 1697 Treaty of Ryswick ceded the western part of the island (Haiti) to France.
In 1697 the French presence in Saint-Domingue, covering the western three eighths of Hispaniola, was recognized by the Treaty of Ryswick, which ended a war in which Spain was part of an alliance fighting France's King Louis XIV.