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Thursday, May 15, 2008
1701 The War of the Spanish Succession Begins
The War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714), which included Queen Anne's War in North America, was a major European conflict about the succession to the Spanish throne and the resulting shift in the European balance of power. The war was marked by the military leadership of notable generals like the duc de Villars, the Duke of Berwick, the Duke of Marlborough, and Prince Eugene of Savoy.