War of the Spanish Succession

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War of the Spanish Succession

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(Historical Terms) the war (1701–14) between Austria, Britain, Prussia, and the Netherlands on the one side and France, Spain, and Bavaria on the other over the disputed succession to the Spanish throne
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Noun1.War of the Spanish Succession - a general war in Europe (1701-1714) that broke out when Louis XIV installed his grandson on the throne of Spain; England and Holland hoped to limit Louis' power
Blenheim - the First Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy defeated the French in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession
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Cervera was at the time a small city which contrary to most of Cataluna had supported the Bourbon contender, the future Felipe V, during the Spanish war of succession.
After the House of Bourbon emerged victors in the Spanish War of Succession (1700-1714), Catalan was absorbed into Spain.
On a European scale the 1700s offer a long suing of turbulent historical events, including the Spanish War of Succession and the French Revolution, that had a noticeable impact on political and artistic life in Florence and Tuscany.