Treaty of Radnot

Treaty of Radnot was a treaty signed during the Second Northern War in Radnot in Transylvania (now Iernut in Romania) on 6 December 1656. The treaty divided the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth between the signing parties.

According to the treaty:

One of the main results of the treaty was that George II Rákóczi invaded the Commonwealth in January 1657. Changed geopolitical situation prevented the treaty from ever being fully implemented since Poland recovered and threw out the invaders. The treaty is seen as a precursor to the 18th-century partitions of Poland.


  • Robert I. Frost, After the Deluge: Poland-Lithuania and the Second Northern War, 1655-1660, Cambridge University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-521-54402-5, Google Print, p. 85
  • William Young, International Politics and Warfare in the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great: A Guide to the Historical Literature, iUniverse, 2004, ISBN 0-595-32992-6, Google Print, p.421