War of the Bavarian Succession, 5 July 1778 to 13 May 1779

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Brief war between Prussia and Austria caused by Joseph II's attempts to gain control of Bavaria. Frederick II of Prussia objected to Joseph's actions, and on 5 July 1778 Frederick crossed the border in Bohemia. The war saw no serious fighting. Frederick was unwilling to risk an attack, while the Austrians took a defensive posture, and after an advance in August was frustrated by problems of supply, disease and a strong Austrian position, Frederick withdrew (September 1778), ending his last campaign. Maria Theresa used all of her influence for peace, and the war was ended by the Peace of Tetschen, in which neither Austria or Prussia made any significant gains.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (21 November 2000), War of the Bavarian Succession, 5 July 1778 to 13 May 1779, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/wars_bavariansuccession.html

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