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Treaty of Peace between France and the Empire, signed at Münster, 14(24) October 1648

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 February 2019


This Latin text of the Treaty of Münster which, together with that of Osnabruck signed on the same day, constitutes the Peace of Westphalia, is reproduced from Dumont, Corps Universel Diplomatique du Droit des Gens, Vol. VI, Part I, p. 450, where it is unaccountably given the incorrect marginal note "L'Espagne et les Provinces-Unies". The text is to be found also, according to Dumont, in Pufendorf, Commentarius de Rebus Suecicis, Lib. XXI, p. 876, Theatrum Pacis, vol. I, p. 206 (with German translation), Léonard, Recueil des Traitez de Paix etc., vol. III (with French translation), Lündorp, Acta Publica, Part VI, Lib. IV, p. 407, and Lünig, Teutsches Reichs-Archiv, Pars generalis I, p. 911. A French version is given also in Heiss, Histoire de l'Empire, vol. V, p. 118.

The English translation is taken from the General Collection of Treatys etc., vol. I, p. 1.

The text includes the French full powers and the list of signatures. As to the inter-relation of the Treaty with that of Osnabruck, see the introductory note to the latter.

As to the execution of the Treaty, see the Conventions between the Empire and France of 28 January and 24 September (4 October) 1649, and 2 July 1650. See also the Convention between the Empire and both France and Sweden of 1(11) January 1649.


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