War of the Polish Succession, 1733-38

War fought to decide who would succeed Augustus II, king of Poland. The Poles wanted Stanislaus I Leszczynski, and were supported by France and Spain, while Austria and Russia supported Frederick Augustus II, elector of Saxony. By the Treaty of Vienne (1735, ratified 1738), Frederick Augustus became king Augustus III of Poland, while Leszczynski was compensated with the duchy of Lorraine, surrendered by Francis I, husband of Maria Theresa of Austria, and future Holy Roman Emperor, while Austria gained Parma and Piacenza from Spain, although both were regained by the Spanish after the War of the Austrian Succession
How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (22 October 2000), War of the Polish Succession, 1733-38, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/wars_polishsuccession.html

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