AUGSBURG, WAR OF THE LEAGUE OF, the name applied
to the European war of 1688-1697. The league of Augsburg
was concluded on the 9th of July 1686 by the emperor, the
elector of Brandenburg and other princes, against the French.
Spain, Sweden, England and other non-German states joined
the league, and formed the Grand Alliance by the treaty of
Vienna (July 12, 1689). (See Grand Alliance, War of the.)
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