Peace of Lund

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The Peace of Lund ( Swedish Freden i Lund ) was a peace treaty between Denmark-Norway on the one hand and Sweden on the other.

Peace treaty

The Peace of Lund was concluded in Lund on September 26, 1679 . He ended the Scanian War (1675–1679). The peace treaty affirmed the peace treaty brokered by the French King Louis XIV , an ally of Sweden, of Fontainebleau on 23 August 1679. Sweden wanted to repeat the peace agreement in its own country for reasons of state.


The peace of Lund affirmed the status quo between Denmark-Norway and Sweden before the outbreak of war. Area changes caused by the war had to be reversed. This actually meant a defeat for Denmark in the Skåne War. Despite strong support for Denmark from the Skåne rural population, Denmark had to give up its claim to these areas. Although Denmark still had control of the Øresund and the revenue from the Sund tariff , Copenhagen lost its hinterland in the east with Skåne.

Ancillary provisions

The Treaty of Fontainebleau set up a commission to prevent future abuse of the Swedish tariff exemption in the Oresund and Belt , which had occurred, among other things, through the changing of flags on Dutch merchant ships.

The peace of Lund also mentions the idea of ​​a Nordic defense alliance, which, however, had no historical consequences.

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