War of the Austrian Succession
What was the cause of the War of the
But it actually all started with a Spaniard
cutting of Robert Jenkin's ear in April 1731, which led to the
Jenkins' Ear, which in turn became part of the War of
the Austrian Succession. The War of Jenkins' Ear begun in October
and second Silesian War were part of the War of the Austrian
Here is the map for the Silesian Wars
for the Silesian Wars and the Seven Years' Wars
KING GEORGE'S WAR 1744-1748
The North American extension of
the War of the Austrian Succession is called King George's War, or the Third French and
Here is more about the
French and Indian Wars.
And here is a map of the Siege of
Louisbourg in 1745, which was the highlight of King George's War.
1745 Siege of Louisbourg
END OF THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION
Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle was the concluding treaty for this
OUTCOME of the war
lost some territories.
formerly Francis Stephen of Lorraine, was made Holy Roman emperor
and was henceforward known as Francis I.
BATTLES OF THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION
Battle of Mollwitz - April
This battle was part of the First Silesian War
Map of the Battle of Mollwitz - April 10, 1741
Battle of Dettingen,
Bavaria - June 27, 1743
Victory of the English.
Siege of Tournai - April
30 - May 22, 1745
Tournai was defended by a Dutch garrison of 7,000 troops. They faced
a besieging French army of 21,000 troops. The French prevailed.
Battle of Fontenoy - May 11, 1745
Victory of the French.
Very narrow victory for France.
Both teams had a force of approx. 50,000 troops. And both camps had
casualties of approx. between 7,000 and 7,500, and deaths each of