The War of the Spanish Succession in a Nutshell
The British, the Dutch, and the French
equally claimed the throne for one of their candidates.
Louis XIV was the
lucky winner when after years of fighting his grandson
Philip V was crowned king of Spain.
House of Bourbon
The North American extension of this war
Queen Anne's War, or the
Second French and
Indian War, and was fought 1702 - 1713. Here is more about
French and Indian Wars.
of Utrecht and the peace treaties of
Baden ended the war.
Timeline of the War of
the Spanish Succession
Here is a list of battles and events
in the War of the Spanish Succession.
July 2, 1704 - Marlborough
wins the Battle of Schellenberg
July 23, 1704 - Britain attacks
Gibraltar, the Spanish
stronghold surrenders the next day.
August 13, 1704 -
Battle of Blenheim
1705 - Archduke Charles
landed in Catalonia, Spain, with a small English army under Lord
Peterborough, and took Barcelona.
May 23, 1706 -
Battle of Ramillies - Marlborough's victory.
September 7, 1706 - Siege of Turin
1707 - The English army in Spain is
defeated at the Battle of Almanza.
July 11, 1708 -
Battle of Oudenaarde
England's general, the
Duke of Marlborough, Prince
of Savoy, and 80,000 men defeated 85,000 French troops led by Louis-Joseph Duke of Burgundy.
September 11, 1709 -
Battle of Malplaquet
The British won.
December 31, 1711 - Marlborough had to
quit his job
April 1713 - September 1714 -
March 6, 1714 -
Treaty of Rastatt
September 7, 1714 -