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Pacification of Ghent


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(1576)

An alliance forged during the Dutch Revolts. It enshrined the agreement of the Catholic and Calvinist Netherlands to oppose Spanish rule and to call for the removal of imperial troops. Ruled by Austria from 1714, Ghent was seized by the French in 1792, and was incorporated into the kingdom of Belgium in 1830.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).


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