Today in History - January 30th. 1648 - Peace of Münster

The Peace of Münster was a treaty between the Dutch Republic and Spain. This
was one of the key events in Dutch history. The United Netherlands became
independent of the Spanish Crown.


Swearing the of the oath - Source painting: Wikipedia
The Original painting is in the 'Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam'

The original copy of the treaty is held in 'National Archives' in The Hague.


Map of The Netherlands after the Treaty of Münster - Source picture: Wikipedia
The red line is the border between the Independent United Netherlands & 
Southern Netherlands (now Belgium & Luxembourg)