Peace of Westphalia – 1648 – Peace of Münster

Peace of Westphalia – 1648 – Peace of Münster

Peace of Westphalia - 1648 - Peace of Münster
Peace of Westphalia – 1648 – Peace of Münster

The Peace of Westphalia is made up of three treaties signed in 1648 in Münster and Osnabrück, both in Westphalia. The Peace of Münster brought an end to the Eighty Years’ War between Spain and the Netherlands, as well as the independence of the Dutch Republic. The Treaties of Münster and Osnabrück put an end to the Thirty Years’ War between the Holy Roman Empire, France, Sweden, and their allies, which was fought mostly in what is now Germany and sparked by religious strife and a mutual desire for territorial expansion.

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