League of Augsburg

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Augsburg, League of (1686) Alliance of the enemies of the French King Louis XIV. Composed of Spain, Sweden, the Holy Roman Empire, and lesser states, its formation under Emperor Leopold I was a reaction to French encroachment on the land bordering the Holy Roman Empire. Following the French attack on the Palatinate in 1688, a new coalition against the French, the Grand Alliance, was formed in 1689.