Altranstadt Peace of 1706

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Altranstadt Peace of 1706

 

a peace concluded by the Swedish king Charles XII and the Saxon elector Augustus, who was also the king of Poland (Augustus II). The treaty was signed on Sept. 13 (24), 1706, in the small town of Altranstadt, Saxony, after the conquest of much of Poland by Swedish troops during the Northern War (1700 -21) and their invasion of Saxony. By the Altranstadt Peace, Augustus II renounced the Polish throne in favor of Stanislas Lecszcyński and broke the alliance with Russia. After Russia’s victory over Sweden at Poltava on June 27, 1709, Augustus declared the Altranstadt Peace invalid and reestablished the alliance with Peter I (Torun Treaty of 1709); with the aid of Russian forces he regained the Polish crown.

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