1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Augsburg, War of the League of

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AUGSBURG, WAR OF THE LEAGUE OF, the name applied to the European war of 1688–1697. The league of Augsburg was concluded on the 9th of July 1686 by the emperor, the elector of Brandenburg and other princes, against the French. Spain, Sweden, England and other non-German states joined the league, and formed the Grand Alliance by the treaty of Vienna (July 12, 1689). (See Grand Alliance, War of the.)