Historical and Commemorative
Collection of Benjamin Weiss
PEACE OF HUBERTSBURG
OEXLEIN, Johann Leonard: Germany, 1763, Silver, 45 mm
The Peace of Hubertsburg (Hubertusburg) was a treaty
which ended the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) between Prussia and Austria.
In this war, which was a continuation of the War of Austrian Succession,
France was allied with Austria, and Prussia with Great Britain. The goal
of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria was to recover Silesia, which Prussia
had captured from Austria during the war. However, the Peace of
Hubertsburg allowed Prussia to retain Silesia, but in return it agreed to
support the succession of Joseph II to the Imperial throne. The Peace of
Hubertsburg, which was signed on the 15th of February 1763, as is
indicated on this medal, left Germany divided between Austria and Prussia.
The hostility between these two great German states powerfully influenced
the whole future political development of Germany.
LINK to History of the Seven Years' War (from Wikipedia)