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Mantuan Succession, War of the, 1628-1631


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    • Mantuan Succession Crisis, 1628-1631
    • Mantuan War, 1628-1631
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    • found: Britannica, Mar. 21, 2017:France (Louis XIII: Richelieu involved France in the War of the Mantuan Succession (1628-1631) in northern Italy in an attempt to provide greater security for France's borders)
    • found: David Parrott, The English Historical Review, Vol. 112, No. 445 (Feb. 1997), viewed via JStor, Mar. 21, 2017:pp. 20-65 (The Mantuan Succession, 1627-31: A Sovereignty Dispute in Early Modern Europe; began in late 1627 with the death of the last male in the direct Gonzaga line of descent; France supported the duc de Nevers, the nearest legitimate male Gonzaga heir; Spain opposed his assumption of the dukedom due to his close ties to the French throne; frequently presented as a sideline to a larger political game of the Thirty Years War) p. 61, etc. (French army moved into military action in March 1629; Imperial troops responded in early May; city of Mantua was besieged in November and December 1629, the siege abandoned the resumed in May of 1630, and the city fell on July 16, 1630; peace was finally restored in Italy with the treaty of Cherasco, April 6, 1931; Mantuan succession crisis)
    • found: Dict. of battles and sieges, 2007:(Mantua, 1629-1630; part of Thirty Years War/Mantuan War; disputed succession in Mantua and Montferrat; Mantua besieged by Imperial commander Collalto; Mantua fell)
    • found: The Thirty years War, viewed Mar. 21, 2017, via Google Books:p. 438, etc. (The Mantuan Succession; despite involvement of major powers, the argument was local and dynastic; Emperor Ferdinand of the Holy Roman Empire had jurisdiction; first attack by Spain, in alliance with the Duke of Savoy; France retaliated, supporting the duc de Nevers; Mantua besieged and sacked, 1629-1630) p. 458 (France and Spain reopened talks on the Regensburg settlement, revising it as the Peace of Cherasco on June 19, 1631; Mantuan War)
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