(proper) A war (1756-63) in which England and Prussia defeated Austria, France, Russia, Sweden, and Saxony.
Seven-years-war Sentence Examples
At the close of 1755 his offer of an alliance War, was acceded to; and in the following year, hoping ~ by vigorously taking the initiative to prevent his enemies from united action, he invaded Saxony, and began the Seven Years War (q.v.), the result of which was to confirm Prussia in the possession of Silesia.
Even before the Seven Years War there were signs that the German people were beginning to tire of incessant imitation of France, for in literature they welcomed the early efforts of Klopstock, Wieland and Lessing; but the movement received a powerful impulse from the great deeds of Frederick.
The war which had already broken out, the Seven Years War (1756-1763), was not confined to England alone.
France had worked for the king of Prussia from 1740 to 1748; now it was Maria Theresas game that was played in The Seven the Seven Years War.
Then Mehemet Ali, a small tobacconist of Kavala, Macedonia, coming with Albanian mercenaries, made himself governor, and later (1811), by massacring the Mamelukes, became the actual master of the country, and after seven years war brought Arabia under Egypts rule.