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Treaty of Oliva

1660 peace treaty to end the Second Northern War / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Treaty or Peace of Oliva of 23 April (OS)/3 May (NS) 1660[1] (Polish: Pokój Oliwski, Swedish: Freden i Oliva, German: Vertrag von Oliva) was one of the peace treaties ending the Second Northern War (1655–1660).[2] The Treaty of Oliva, the Treaty of Copenhagen in the same year, and the Treaty of Cardis in the following year marked the high point of the Swedish Empire.[3][4]

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Treaty of Oliva
Treaty of Oliwa, first page of the document
TypePeace treaty
Signed23 April (O.S.)/3 May (N.S.) 1660
LocationOliva, Poland
PartiesChor%C4%85giew_kr%C3%B3lewska_kr%C3%B3la_Zygmunta_III_Wazy.svg Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
Naval_Ensign_of_Sweden.svg Swedish Empire
Pabellon_de_Brandeburgo_%28c._1684%29.svg Brandenburg-Prussia
Banner_of_the_Holy_Roman_Emperor_with_haloes_%281400-1806%29.svg Holy Roman Empire

At Oliwa (Oliva), Poland, peace was made between Sweden, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Habsburgs and Brandenburg-Prussia. Sweden was accepted as sovereign in Swedish Livonia, Brandenburg was accepted as sovereign in Ducal Prussia and John II Casimir Vasa withdrew his claims to the Swedish throne but was to retain the title of a hereditary Swedish king for life.[2] All occupied territories were restored to their prewar sovereigns.[2] Catholics in Livonia and Prussia were granted religious freedom.[1][2][5][6]

The signatories were the Habsburg Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I, Elector Frederick William I of Brandenburg and King John II Casimir Vasa of Poland. Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, the head of the Swedish delegation and the minor regency, signed on behalf of his nephew, King Charles XI of Sweden, who was still a minor.[7]

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