The TREATY OF SAINT PETERSBURG was concluded on May 5, 1762, and
ended the fighting in the Seven Years\' War between
Prussia and Russia
. The treaty followed the accession of Emperor Peter III , who admired
the Prussian king
Frederick the Great . It allowed the latter to
concentrate on his other enemies, Austria and Saxony, in what became
known as the "
Miracle of the House of Brandenburg ."
The treaty was signed on by Chancellor Vorontsov for
Russia and for
Prussia by its envoy, Baron Wilhelm Bernhard von der Goltz (de).
Russia pledged to assist in concluding peace among the individual
participants in the Seven Years\' War and to return to
lands occupied by Russian troops during the war. The intent to return
the land was made known before the signing of the treaty; on February
Russia declared "that there ought to be Peace with this King of
Prussia; that Her Tsarish Majesty, for their own part, is resolved on
the thing; gives up East
Prussia and the so-called conquests made;
Russian participation in such a War has ceased." Furthermore, it was
Russia would help
Prussia in negotiating a peace with
Frederick II (1712-1786) was so overjoyed, that he "ordered Te Deum
and fêtes (festivals)" after the signing of the Treaty on May 5. His
reason for rejoicing was well merited, "for the Tsar promised him
assistance of a token force of 18,000 men" to be used against the
Austrian army. The subsequent
Treaty of Hubertusburg
Treaty of Hubertusburg made peace
between Prussia, Austria and Saxony, but "though it restored the
prewar status quo, marked the ascendancy of
Prussia as a leading
Two years after the treaty,
Russia would enter into a
defensive alliance .
* ^ Koch, Christopher W; Koch, Christophe Guillaumede (1839). The
Revolutions of Europe. Whiltaker and Co. p. 147.
* ^ A B "St. Petersburg