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Cateau-Cambrésis, Treaty of

Cateau-Cambrésis, Treaty of kätō´-käNbrāzē´ , 1559, concluded at Le Cateau, France, by representatives of Henry II of France, Philip II of Spain, and Elizabeth I of England. It put an end to the 60-year conflict between France and Spain, begun with the Italian Wars , in which Henry VIII and later Mary I of England had intermittently sided against France. The terms were a triumph for Spain. France restored Savoy, except Saluzzo, to Duke Emmanuel Philibert , acknowledged Spanish hegemony over Italy, and consented to a rectification of its border with the Spanish Netherlands. Calais , however, was confirmed in French possession by England. Henry II's sister, Margaret, was given in marriage to Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy Henry's daughter, Elizabeth of Valois, was given to Philip II of Spain.

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