Treaty of Füssen

Treaty of Füssen

The Peace of Füssen ( _de. Frieden von Füssen) was a peace treaty signed at Füssen, Bavaria, between the Electorate of Bavaria and Habsburg Austria. Signed on 22 April 1745, it ended the participation of Bavaria on the French side in the War of the Austrian Succession.

Background

After the conquest of Prague by Bavarian and French troops on 26 November 1741, Elector Charles Albert of Bavaria declared himself King of Bohemia. Elected Emperor Charles VII on January 24 1742, Charles Albert was then crowned on 12 February.
On the same day as his coronation in Frankfurt, however, Austrian troops occupied Bavaria and Hungarian hussars plundered Munich. With French assistance, Bavaria fought Austria for three years, but was unable to secure victory.
When Charles VII died in Munich on January 20, 1745, his successor as Elector of Bavaria, Maximilian III Joseph, signed a preliminary peace with Austria. But a strong war-party led by Ignaz von Törring and supported by France wanted to continue the war. After the decisive defeat in the Battle of Pfaffenhofen on April 15, Maximilian Joseph chose for peace.

Peace treaty

The formal peace treaty signed in Füssen consisted of seventeen articles, two side articles, and a secret additional clause.

Maximilian abandoned his father's claims on Bohemia and the imperial crown and recognized the Pragmatic Sanction. Austria did not demand any reparations and recognized the legitimacy of Charles VII's election as Holy Roman Emperor. Maximilian III promised to support the imperial candidacy of Maria Theresa's husband, Francis Stephen of Lorraine, and to influence the votes of the Electoral Palatinate and the Electorate of Cologne.

The treaty was signed by Joseph Fürst zu Fürstenberg of Bavaria and Rudolf Graf von Colloredo of Austria.


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