War of the Spanish Succession [1701-1714]
At the end of the 17th century, the question of succession to the childless Charles II came to the attention of European rulers. The confiscation of the Spanish heritage would upset the balance on the European continent ...
Legend has it that Marie Antoinette once heard a nurse sing the song "Malbroug s´en va t´en guerre" to a little dauphin. She then became a hit all over all Versailles and Beumarchais used it in the play "The Marriage of Figaro".
1702 - 1713, War of the Spanish Succession.
Queen Anne's War: The War of the Spanish Succession 1702-1713