War of the Austrian Succession


War of the Austrian Succession
noun
Prussia and Austria fought over Silesia and most of the rest of Europe took sides; 1740-1748
Instance Hypernyms: ↑war, ↑warfare
Part Meronyms: ↑Fontenoy, ↑Battle of Fontenoy

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the war (1740-48) in which Austria, England, and the Netherlands opposed Prussia, France, and Spain over the selection of rulers for territories within the Austrian Empire. Cf. King George's War.

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