Klein-Schnellendorf secret convention

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On October 9, 1741, during the First Silesian War, Prussia and Austria concluded a secret armistice in the secret convention of Klein-Schnellendorf . Among other things, it contained the surrender of Lower Silesia with the Neisse to Prussia.

Frederick the Great announced this armistice at the beginning of 1742 after the conquest of Prague by his former allies, as he wanted to forestall a threatened partition of Bohemia.


  • Adolf Unzer: The Klein-Schnellendorf Convention. (October 9, 1741). Reitz & Koehler, Frankfurt am Main 1889, (Kiel, University, dissertation, 1889; digitized version ).