Treaty of the Pruth, 21 July 1711

Treaty that ended fighting between Peter I the Great of Russian and the Turks during the Great Northern War, and with it Charles XII of Swedens best hope for a victory. Peter had been effectively defeated by a much larger Turkish army when he attempted to invade Turkish Moldavia, but to Charles's disappointment, the Turks had made a treaty which suited their aims. The treaty saw Azov returned to Turkey, and the destruction of a series of fortresses including Taganrog, distant concerns to the Swedes. A clause in which Peter promised to evacuate his troops from Poland and not to interfere in Poland again was not implemented.
Peter the Great Humbled - The Russo-Ottoman War of 1711, Nicholas Dorrell. Looks at the short and almost disastrous Russian invasion of the Ottoman Empire, which ended with Peter the Great and his army trapped on the Pruth and forced to surrender on Ottoman terms. Covers the various armies involved on both sides, the commanders, the aims of the two main commanders and the course of the short, and for Peter, almost disastrous war. Despite some victories away from the main front, the war could have ended with Peter’s power greatly diminished and he was lucky to be offered rather generous terms(Read Full Review)
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (24 December 2000), Treaty of the Pruth, 21 July 1711, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/treaty_pruth.html

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