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War of the Austrian Succession   /wɔr əv ðə ˈɔstriən səksˈɛʃən/   Listen
War of the Austrian Succession

Prussia and Austria fought over Silesia and most of the rest of Europe took sides; 1740-1748.

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"War of the Austrian Succession" Quotes from Famous Books

... field was covered with the dead and crimsoned with blood. The Austrians, having lost three thousand in slain and two thousand in prisoners, retired in confusion, surrendering the field, with several guns and banners, to the victors. This memorable battle gave Silesia to Prussia, and opened the war of the Austrian succession. ...
— The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power • John S. C. Abbott

... about sixteen. Trenck was a young man of good family, rich, well educated, and, according to his own account, fond of amusement. He confesses to having shirked his duties more than once for the sake of some pleasure, even after the War of the Austrian Succession had broken out (September, 1744), and Frederic, strict though he was, had forgiven him. It is plain from this that the king must have considered that Trenck had been guilty of some deadly treachery toward him when in after years he declined to pardon him for crimes which after all the young ...
— The Junior Classics • Various

Words linked to "War of the Austrian Succession" :   Battle of Fontenoy, war, Fontenoy, warfare

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