Second Philippian War
Washington Before French Generals
King Philip the Great at Lille
Date 18 December 1781 – 23 January 1788
(6 years, 1 months and 6 days)
Location Europe, North America, South America, Africa
Result Treaty of Paris
Alliance of Four recognizes Philip's land claims;
Royal Standard of the Kingdom of France France
Flag of Bavaria (lozengy) Bavaria

Flag Portugal (1667) Portugal (until 1784)

Bunker Hill Flag American rebels (1785)

Banner of the Holy Roman Emperor with haloes (1400-1806) Holy Roman Empire

Flag of Cross of Burgundy Spain
Flag of the Kingdom of Prussia (1701-1750) Prussia
Flag of England England

Statenvlag Dutch Republic
Savoie flag Sicily (from 1783)
Flag Portugal (1667) Portugal (from 1784)

Commanders and leaders
Casualties and losses
950,000 to 1,500,000 (soldiers and civilians)
The Second Philippian War (1781 - 1788) was the second of two conflicts fought primarily between France and the Alliance of Four (Austria, Prussia, Spain and England). Part of the growing number of 'world wars', the conflict saw French power reach a height unseen in decades as King Philip VIII led his nation through a series of stunning victories that ultimately saw the Kingdom regain the majority of its European territories lost over the previous century of war.