Pressburg, Treaty of, December 26, 1805, a peace treaty between France and Austria. It was signed at Pressburg (or Pozsony), Hungary (now Bratislava, Slovakia), following the victory of Emperor Napoleon I at the Battle of Austerlitz. Austria recognized the previous French annexations of Piedmont and Parma in western Italy. The Austrians ceded Venetia, Dalmatia, and Istria to the kingdom of Italy (whose king was Napoleon) and the Tyrol to Bavaria. Other German states allied to Napoleon received some territory. As partial compensation, Austria was allowed to annex the electorate of Salzburg.
Renaissance, in a broad sense, the culturally fruitful period of transition from the medieval era into the beginning of modern civilization in Europe.
Imagine a mother telling her thirsty child not to sip water, but to swig some much safer beer instead. Could this scenario have really happened in medieval times?