Quadruple Alliance of 1674
Germany, Spain, Denmark, and Holland formed an alliance against
France to resist the encroachments of Louis XIV., who had declared war
against Holland. It terminated with the treaty of Nimeguen in 1678.
Quadruple Alliance of 1718-1719
An alliance between England, France, Germany, and
Holland, to guarantee the succession in England to the House of
Hanover; to secure the succession in France to the House of Bourbon;
and to prohibit Spain and France from uniting under one crown. Signed
Quadruple Alliance of 1834
The alliance of England, France, Spain, and Portugal for the
purpose of restoring peace to the Peninsula, by putting down the
Carlists or partisans of Don Carlos.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894