Treaty of Amiens 1802
Amiens is a city in northern France.
Here, on March 27, 1802, a treaty was
signed by Britain, France, Spain, and the
Batavian Republic (Netherlands) that gave Europe a short
breather from war.
The treaty marked the end of the
Revolutionary Wars (
of the Second Coalition) and gave everyone a reason
to resume the fight 14 months later. Then, it would be called the
What Was Agreed Upon in the Treaty of
Among other arrangements, the French renounced their claims
on Naples, where they had created the
Parthenopean Republic in 1799.
The French also agreed to renounce
their claims on Rome (the Papal States) where they had created the
Roman Republic in 1798.
Other than that, France came out on
The Treaty of Amiens
and the War of the Second Coalition
This treaty made France the victor of
the War of the Second Coalition.
Austria, France's main enemy, had
already signed a peace treaty on February 9, 1801, the
Treaty of Luneville.