Regensburg, Treaty of 1684

Regensburg, Treaty of (1684)


(Truce of Regensburg), a treaty between the Holy Roman Empire and Spain on one side and France on the other, concluded in Regensburg on Aug. 15, 1684, for a term of 20 years.

The treaty stipulated that the Holy Roman emperor and the king of Spain recognize as French the territories, including Luxembourg and Strasbourg, that had been captured by the king of France from 1679 to 1684. The treaty was concluded at the time that an invasion had been launched by the Ottoman Empire on the Austrian possessions of the Hapsburgs. The treaty did not halt Louis XIV’s policy of territorial acquisitions. The truce was broken by the beginning of the war of 1688 to 1697 between France and the League of Augsburg.