Napoleon Series Archive 2003

Re: Fort of Kehl in Germany
In Response To: Fort of Kehl in Germany ()

After the Treaty of Westphalen (1648) at the end of the 30 Years War, France got the Elsass (Alsace) and the West bank of the Rhine (apart from Strasbourg and Mulhouse, who remained independent).

In 1681, Louis XIV took Strasbourg.

After the Treaty of Rijswijk (Ryswick) (in 1697), the French were allowed to keep Strasbourg in exchange for their possessions (fortresses) on the east bank of the Rhine : Freiburg in Breisgau, Fort-Louis and Fort-Kehl, as well as the bridgehead at Huningue.

It is after that treaty that Louis XIV ordered Vauban to build a new, fortified city, Neuf-Brisach, opposite Altbreisach.

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