Thursday, February 24, 2005

Cateau-cambr�sis, Peace Of

(April 3, 1559), agreement marking the end of the 65-year (1494 - 1559) struggle between France and Spain for the control of Italy, leaving Habsburg Spain the dominant power there for the next 150 years. In the last phase of the war, fought mostly outside of Italy, France was beaten at the battles of Saint-Quentin (1557) and Gravelines (1558). These defeats, coupled with the beginning of the religious struggle

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