Seven Years' War

   The Seven Years' War (1756-63) was a conflict that broke out during the reign of louis XV between France, Austria, and Russia on one side, and England, Hanover, and Prussia on the other. its causes were the Austrian desire to retake Silesia and Franco-British colonial rivalry. Marked by great French losses on land (Rossbach), the sea, and in the colonies (the loss of French territory in India and canada), it cost France, by the terms of the Treaty of Paris, some of its most flourishing colonies. The war gave Silesia to Frederick II of Prussia under the terms of the Treaty of Huberts-bourg. In America, where the fighting had begun earlier in 1754, the conflict was known as the French and indian War.

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  • Seven Years' War — noun a war of England and Prussia against France and Austria (1756 1763); Britain and Prussia got the better of it • Instance Hypernyms: ↑war, ↑warfare • Part Meronyms: ↑Minden, ↑battle of Minden, ↑Rossbach, ↑battle of Rossbach, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • SEVEN YEARS' WAR —    the name given to the third and most terrible struggle between Frederick the Great of Prussia and Maria Theresa, empress of Austria, for, the possession of Silesia, which embroiled almost all Europe in war, and which had far reaching effects… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Seven Years War — a war (1756–63) between Britain, Prussia and Hanover on one side and Austria, France, Russia, Saxony and Sweden on the other. Its main causes were the struggle between Britain and France to be the most important imperial power (= country in… …   Universalium

  • Seven Years' War — n. (1756 1763) war between several European countries and result of two primary conflicts (England vs. France over control of North America, and between Austria vs. Prussia over control of Germany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Seven Years War — noun the war (1756–63) over Silesia in which England and Prussia defeated France, Austria, Russia, Sweden, and Saxony …   Australian English dictionary

  • Northern Seven Years' War — Not to be confused with Seven Years War. Northern Seven Years War Frederick II of Denmark attacking Älvsborg, 1563 …   Wikipedia

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