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Italian War, Second
(1499 - 1504)

(Sometimes known as Louis XII's Italian War or the War over Naples) The second of the Italian Wars; it was fought primarily by Louis XII of France and Ferdinand I of Spain, 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.

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