Stralsund, Peace of 1370

Stralsund, Peace of (1370)


a treaty between Denmark and the Hanseatic League concluded on May 24, 1370, in the city of Stralsund to end a war (1367–70) between the two parties. The victorious Hanseatic cities secured confirmation and broadening of their trade privileges, freedom of trade in Denmark, and possession for 15 years of four cities on the eastern shore of the 0resund and two-thirds of the customs’ revenues of the cities; Denmark also promised not to choose a new king without the agreement of the Hanseatic cities. The peace consolidated the trade monopoly of the Hanseatic cities in northern Europe and their military and political power.