Collection of Benjamin Weiss
TRUCE OF REGENSBURG
ROETTIERS, Joseph: France, 1684, Bronze, 73mm
The Truce of Regensburg (also called the Truce of Ratisbon), was fueled by the desire of Louis XIV to acquire lands in the Spanish Netherlands and concluded the War of the Reunions between Spain and France. The truce was signed in 1684 at the Dominican convent at the Bavarian city of Ratisbon between Louis XIV on the one side, and on the other side the Holy Roman Emperor, Leopold I, and the Spanish King, Charles II. The final agreements allowed Louis to retain Strasbourg, Luxembourg, and other Reunion gains whilst Courtrai and Diksmuide were returned to Spain. The truce, though it did not result in a definitive peace, as it lasted for only twenty years, was considered a diplomatic triumph for Louis XIV as it culminated in the Treaties of Nymwegen.