Seven Years' War 1756-1763
This war was fought in Europe, North
America, and India.
In the Seven Years' War,
France, Austria, Saxony, Sweden, Russia, and Spain
Prussia, Hanover, and Great Britain.
Formerly, Austria and Britain were allies, and so were Prussia and
France. This complete reversal of alliances in Europe became known
Diplomatic Revolution of
When Exactly Was the Seven Years' War Fought?
With all its extensions, the Seven Years' War was fought for nine
years, from 1754-1763.
That's because the French and Indian War
broke out in the colonies two years earlier than the main fighting
in Europe began in 1756.
See more below.
In Europe, the Seven Years' War was fought from 1756-1763.
The Issues Behind and the Causes of the Seven Years' War
The two main issues behind the Seven Years' War were:
1) Competition between France and
England in the colonies. This led to the North American extension of this war,
is also called
The French and Indian War, or the Fourth French
and Indian War.
Here is more about the
French and Indian Wars.
2) The desire to dominate Germany,
between Austria and Prussia. This led to another chapter of the
Seven Years' War, the
Third Silesian War.
Here is more about the
And here is a
timeline of the
Seven Years' War.
Treaty of Paris, 1763, concluded the Seven Years' War.
Prussia made an heroic resistance
against the armies of Austria, Russia, and France. England, under
the administration of the elder Pitt (afterwards Lord
Chatham), took a part in the war in opposition to France
1756 North Central Europe
Seven Years War: Frederick's Strategy
Seven Years War: Interior Lines 1757
Seven Years War: Bohemia 1757
Seven Years War: Withdrawal 1757
THE BATTLES OF
THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR
Battle of Lobositz -
October 1, 1756
Battle of Prague - May 6, 1757
Battle of Prague: Attempted Envelopment
Battle of Prague: Penetration
Battle of Kolin - June 18, 1757
Battle of Rossbach - November 5, 1757
Battle of Leuthen - December 5, 1757
Battle of Krefeld - June 23, 1758
Battle of Zorndorf - August 25, 1758
Hochkirch - October 14, 1758
of Minden - August 1, 1759
Battle of Kunersdorf - August 12,
Austrian (Russian) victory.
Battle of Quiberon Bay - November 20, 1759
Battle of Landeshut - June 23, 1760
Today's Kamienna Góra in Poland. Austrian
Battle of Emsdorf - July 14, 1760
Battle of Warburg - July 31, 1760
Battle of Liegnitz - August 15, 1760
And here is the final map
for the Silesian Wars and the Seven Years' Wars
See also the