Tuesday, November 17, 2015

This day in history: Signature of the Peace of the Pyrenees

Hi, classmates! Today I want to explain you ''The Treaty of the Pyrenees''.

The Treaty of the Pyrenees was signed on 7 November 1659 to end the war between France and the Hispanic Monarchy. This was a war that was initially a part of the wider Thirty Year's War. It was signed on Pheasant Island, a river island on the border between the two countries which has remained a French-Spanish condominium since the treaty. The kings  Louis XIV of France and Philip IV of Spain were represented by their representatives .

Source:https://www.google.es/search?q=1659:+Signature+of+the+Peace+of+the+Pyrenees&espv=2&biw=1242&bih=606&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAmoVChMIh86Zg4mYyQIVAbkUCh1ykA-A&dpr=1.1#tbm=isch&q=tratado+de+los+pirineos&imgrc=U4HpZabj6ML1xM%3A

France entered the Thirty Years' War after the Spanish Habsburg victories . By 1640 France began to interfere in Spanish politics, aiding the revolt in Catalonia, while Spain in response aided the Fronde revolt in France in 1648. During the negotiations for the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, France gained the Sundgau and cut off Spanish access to the Netherlands from Austria, leading to open warfare between the French and Spanish.


After over ten years of war, an Anglo-French alliance was victorious at the Battle of the Dunes in 1658 and peace was settled by means of this treaty in 1659.

In this photo you can see the geopolitical effects of the Treaty of Pyrenees.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_the_Pyrenees#/media/File:Tratado_Pirineos_1659.jpg

In 1660, most of the European continent was at peace and the Bourbons had prevailed over the Habsburgs. In the Pyrenees, the treaty resulted in the establishment of border customs and restriction of free cross-border flow of people and goods.

This is a medal celebrating the Treaty


Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_the_Pyrenees#/media/File:Ignoto_(forse_jean_hardy),_luigi_XIV_e_filippo_IV_di_spagna,_pace_dei_pirenei,_1660.JPG


Finally, France annexed territories on both its northern and southern borders.


NEW VOCABULARY!


aid- ayuda


BYE!!

2 comments:

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Andrei,

Remember to open the pictures on a new window before copying the source.

You have to try to write your own text, instaed of copying and pasting from another website. You should add the names of the territories the Hispanic Monarchy lost in this treaty and the other agreements included, for example the marriage of Louis XIV with Maria Theresa of Austria, Philip IV's daughter.

These are my corrections:

The Treaty of the Pyrenees was signed on 7 November 1659 to end the war between France and the Hispanic Monarchy. This was a war that was initially a part of the wider Thirty Year's War. It was signed on Pheasant Island, a river island on the border between the two countries which has remained a French-Spanish condominium since the treaty. The kings Louis XIV of France and Philip IV of Spain were represented by their representatives.

Bye!

AnDrEi Mihaila said...

Hi Paqui, I didn't find more information.. Can you tell me pages to look for information? I've also corrected the mistake.
Bye!!