Treaty of Finckenstein

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Treaty of Finckenstein/Kamieniec
The Persian Envoy Mirza Mohammad-Reza Qazvini meeting with Napoleon at the Finckenstein Palace, 27 April 1807, by François Mulard.
Signed4 May 1807
LocationFinckenstein (now Kamieniec, Poland)
Parties French First Empire
 Sublime State of Persia

The Treaty of Finckenstein (Persian: عهدنامه فین‌کنشتاین), often spelled Finkenstein, was a treaty concluded between France and Persia (Iran) in the Finckenstein Palace (now Kamieniec, Poland) on 4 May 1807 and formalised the Franco-Persian alliance.[1]

The Treaty of Finckenstein, ratified 10 May 1807.

Napoleon I guaranteed the integrity of Persia, recognized part of Georgia and the other parts of Transcaucasia and a part of the North Caucasus (Dagestan) as Fath Ali Shah's possession, and was to make all possible efforts for restoring those territories to him. Napoleon also promised to furnish the Shah with arms, officers and workmen. France on its side required the Shah to declare war against the United Kingdom, to expel all British people from Persia, and to maintain an open way if France wanted to attack British possessions in the far east. Despite the Treaty of Finckenstein, France failed to win a diplomatic war around Persia and none of the terms of the treaty were realized. On 12 March 1809, the United Kingdom signed a treaty with Persia forcing the French out of that country.


  1. ^ Jean Tulard (2009). Albin Michel (ed.). Le Grand Empire. p. 126.

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