Crépy, Treaty of

Crépy, Treaty of

Crépy, Treaty of, 1544, concluded by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and King Francis I of France at Crépy-en-Laonnois (formerly spelled Crespy), Aisne dept., N France. The emperor renounced his claim to the duchy of Burgundy and the king renounced his pretensions to Naples, Flanders, and Artois. In a secret treaty signed at the same time, Francis agreed to help the emperor suppress the German Protestants and to restore Geneva, where Calvin had established his state, to the duke of Savoy. He also agreed to support Charles against King Henry VIII.

Crépy, formerly known as Crépy-en-Laonnais, is a commune in the department of the Aisne in Picardie in northern France.

Crépy has 1710 inhabitants.


The treaty of Crépy, during the Italian War of 1542–1546 was signed there between Francis I of France and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V on September 18, 1544.

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Based on the article in the French Wikipedia.

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