Traventhal, Treaty of 1700

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Traventhal, Treaty of (1700)


a treaty between Denmark and Holstein (an ally of Sweden), signed in August 1700 in the castle of Traventhal, near Lübeck. The treaty marked the conclusion of a brief war between Denmark and Holstein, Denmark having been forced to make peace after Copenhagen had been bombarded by Swedish, Dutch, and English naval squadrons and after Swedish troops had landed near the Danish capital.

Under the terms of the treaty, Denmark was obligated to recognize the sovereignty of the duchy of Holstein, to reimburse Holstein for its military expenditures, to observe earlier treaties with Sweden, and not to render any assistance to Sweden’s enemies. In effect, the treaty forced Denmark to withdraw from the anti-Swedish coalition at the beginning of the Northern War of 1700–21.

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