France history

January 15, 2008 RENU

  1. 61BC- Julius Caesar conquered, ruled by Rome for 500yrs.
  2. 800AD- Under Charlemagne, France became a powerful empire
  3. Many ruled later but era of Louis XIV from 1643 to 1715 was the most brilliant in French history.
  4. 1800- Napolean after French revolution took over & became 1st consul in 02 then in 04, proclaimed emperor.
  5. 12- He was driven back from Russia.
  6. 13- He gaven up his throne, came back to France in 15 again but was defeated at waterloo that yr & was banished to St.Helena where he died alone in 1821.
  7. Louis XVIII was followed by Charles X & Louis Phillippe was elected king & abdicated in 1848 when Louis Napoleon was elected president & later proclaimed himself emperor in 1851.
  8. 1871- France got defeated in Franco-German war & was proclaimed a republic.
  9. 1904- President Carnot was assassinated.
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