The war ended on 30 October 1864, with the Treaty of Vienna and Denmark's cession of the Duchies of Schleswig (except for the island of Ærø, which remained Danish), Holstein and Saxe-Lauenburg to Prussia and Austria.
Considering this, why did war break out in 1864?
German-Danish War, also called Second Schleswig War, (1864), the second of two conflicts over the settlement of the Schleswig-Holstein question, a complex of problems arising from the relationship of the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein to Denmark, to each other, and to the German Confederation.
Furthermore, what was happening in 1864?
- February 17: Submarine H. L. Hunley.
- Clipper ship City of Adelaide in 1864.
- Battle of Heligoland in 1864 by Josef Carl Barthold Puettner.
- May 13: Battle of Resaca.
- American Civil War in 1864.
- August 5: Battle of Mobile Bay.
- August 22: Signing of the First Geneva Convention.
- Nov.15: Sherman's March to the Sea.
Which two areas were at issue in a war in 1864?
In 1864, a conflict set Prussia and Austria against Denmark. This conflict concerned three territories, Schleswig, Holstein and Lauenburg, and their significant German-speaking populations, which the kingdom of Denmark attempted to “degermanise” and to integrate more closely with the rest of the kingdom.
Why did Germany invade Denmark?
The attack on Denmark was part of Operation Weserübung Süd, Germany's plan for the invasion of Norway. Its main purpose was to secure the iron ore that shipped from Narvik. To capture Norway, the Germans had to control the port outside Aalborg in northern Jutland.