Peace of Basel

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Map of Central Europe after the Peace of Basel.
The Peace of Basel (also Peace of Basle or Treaty of Basel; French: Traité de Bâle; German: Frieden von Basel ; named after the northern Swiss city) of 1795 consists of three peace treaties of France (represented by François de Barthélemy).
France made peace with Prussia (German: Preussen, German state from 1701 until 1871) on April 5, with Spain (represented by Domingo d'Yriarte) on July 22, and with Hesse-Kassel (German: Hessen-Kassel, German principality) on August 28, concluding the stage of the French Revolutionary Wars against the First Coalition. The effect was the re-emergence of revolutionary France as a major European power. Prussia yielded its possessions left of the Rhine (Alsace etc.) to France, while France returned all of the lands east of the Rhine captured during the war.

Outcome for Saint-Domingue

On the night of July 22, 1795, a peace-treaty between France and Spain was signed at the palace of the town clerk Peter Ochs, the Holsteinerhof.
In this treaty, Spain ceded two thirds of the island of Hispaniola to France.

See also


  • Peace of Basel. (2005, November 5). Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 18:09, December 8, 2005 [1].
  • Prussia. (n.d.). The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Retrieved December 14, 2005, from [2]
  • Hesse-Kassel. (2005, November 29). Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 13:30, December 14, 2005 [3].

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