Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Treaty of Kiel

The Treaty of KielTwo centuries ago today, the Treaty of Kiel, in which the King of Denmark and Norway cedes the Kingdom of Norway, far outlying island possessions excluded, to the King of Sweden, was signed.

This marks the first major event of the Norwegian event chain of the year of 1814, ending with the November Constitution, finalizing the Swedish-Norwegian union. Thus this is the first major event to be marked in this bicentennial year.

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