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Austro-Prussian Wars: between 1740 and 1866 Prussia waged five wars against Austria. The first three wars (First Silesian War, 1740-1742, Second Silesian War, 1744/1745, together also referred to as the War of the Austrian Succession ,1740-1748, and the Seven Years´ War 1756-1763) were fought over the province of Silesia, during the war of the Bavarian Succession of 1778/1779 Austria tried to win Bavaria. In the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 Austria was forced to consent to the dissolution of the German Confederation.