In Orange: Dutch Possessions in the
Eastern Seas 1772
Treaty of Paris — May 20, 1784
This treaty is part of the
1783 Peace of Paris,
also called the 1783 Peace of
History world map
1772, illustrating British, French, Portuguese,
Spanish, Dutch possessions
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The Dutch got sucked into the
on December 20, 1780, when Britain declared war on their
United Provinces, thus commencing what is
also called the
Fourth Anglo-Dutch War.
Who Signed the Treaty
of Paris 1784?
for Great Britain
and Gerard Brantsen
for the United Provinces
When Was This Treaty
articles were signed at Paris on September 2, 1783.
The final treaty was signed at
Paris on May 20, 1784.
What Was Agreed Upon?
Negapatnam (Nagapattinam, port city
India) belongs to Britain
Trinquemale on Ceylon (today's Trincomalee, Sri Lanka)
belongs to the United Provinces
Dutch will not obstruct British
navigation in the Eastern seas.
Navigation on the coasts of Africa
will be negotiated by
representatives of both parties.