Q. The “Treaty of Ryswick” was concluded between which of the following?

[A] France and Dutch

[B] Dutch and Germany

[C] France and Spain

[D] Dutch and Italy

Answer: A

Explanation: The French position in India was badly affected with the outbreak of war between the Dutch and the French.

  • Bolstered by their alliance with the English since the Revolution of 1688, the Dutch captured Pondicherry in 1693.
  • Although the Treaty of Ryswick concluded in September 1697 restored Pondicherry to the French, the Dutch garrison held on to it for two more years.
  • Once again, under Francois Martin’s able guidance Pondicherry flourished and turned out to be the most important settlement of the French in India.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT