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SPAIN IN THE 17TH CENTURY
THE AUSTRIAN HABSBURGS
Felipe IV (1621-1665)
Count-Duke of Olivares, who attempted to regain power over Europe
Union of Arms, which proposed that all the kingdoms ruled by the Spanish monarchy provide soldiers and funds to cover the cost of the European wars
went bankrupt several times and after many years at war, the toll it was taking provoked numerous domestic rebellions.
Spain took part in new wars, such as the Thirty Years' War
Carlos II (1665-1700)
Carlos II was a minor when he came to the throne
France continued its hostilities against a weak Spain,
Felipe III (1598-1621)
Duke of Lerma governed
was bankrupt, so to reduce expenses the armed conflicts were ended,
in 1609, the expulsion of the Moriscos was ordered.
Felipe III wished to demonstrate his commitment to Catholicism
THE WAR OF SUCCESSION
Carlos II named Felipe, Duke of Anjou, as his successor to the Spanish throne.
alliance was formed and Carlos, Archduke of Austria, was proposed as a candidate for the throne
candidates and their supporters
Felipe was proclaimed King of Spain
Archduke Carlos was proclaimed King of Spain in Barcelona in 1705
possible union between Spain and Austria among his allies
the Treaty of Utrecht was signed in 1713 between France and the coalition
with the exception of Austria.
Felipe V took control of Barcelona and ended the war
War of Succession
territories but maintained the ones it held in the Americas.
also obtained trade concessions with the Spanish colonies
based on the French model.
Low Countries, Naples, Sardinia and Milan. Savoy acquired Sicily.
Nueva Planta' decrees
which abolished the fueros and the institutions of the Crown of Aragón
Felipe V as King of Spain. Both kingdoms were governed by the Bourbon dynasty