Italian War Of 1499–1504
The Second Italian War (1499–1504), sometimes known as Louis XII's Italian War or the War over Naples, was the second of the Italian Wars; it was fought primarily by Louis XII of France and Ferdinand II of Aragon, with the participation of several Italian powers. In the aftermath of the First Italian War, Louis was determined to press his claim on the thrones of Milan and Naples. In 1499 Louis XII invaded Lombardy and seized Milan, to which he had a claim in right of his paternal grandmother Valentina Visconti, Duchess of Orléans.
... For more details on this topic, see Italian War of 1499–1504 ... about the terms of the partition led to a war between Louis and Ferdinand ...
... military conflict between the two national monarchies on Italian soil, abdicated Naples and Campania in favour of the French King ... and Spain defined their respective control of Italian territories ...
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