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   Bronze Age, Iron Age and Dark Ages - The ancient culture of the Celts had settled in many European countries including France 
     
  768768-814 - Charlemagne rules as King of the Franks and is crowned as Holy Roman Emperor 
     
  987Hugh Capet founds the Capetian dynasty 
     
  1066William, Duke of Normandy, invades England and wins the Battle of Hastings defeating King Harold 
     
  1099First Crusade ( The People's Crusade). Jerusalem is re-taken from the Muslims on the urging of Pope Urban II. 1st Crusade led by Count Raymond IV of Toulouse and proclaimed by many wandering preachers, notably Peter the Hermit 
     
  1118The Knights Templar founded to protect Jerusalem and European pilgrims on their journey to the city 
     
  1147Second Crusade led by Holy Roman Emperor Conrad III and by King Louis VII of France 
     
  1190Third Crusade 3rd Crusade led by Richard the Lionheart of England, Philip II of France, and Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I. Saladin manages to unite the Muslim world and recapture Jerusalem, sparking the fourth Crusade 
     
  1200Fourth Crusade and the French/Flemish advanced on Constantinople but the Christians fail to recapture Jerusalem 
     
  1212The Children's Crusade led by a French peasant boy, Stephen of Cloyes 
     
  1270Other crusades follow including the eighth crusade led by Louis IX of France - but the armies still fail to capture Jerusalem 
     
  13371337 - 1443 - Hundred Years' War with England 
     
  13371337 - 1443 - Hundred Years' War with England 
     
  1346The French are defeated at the Battle of Crecy 
     
  1348The Black Death ravages Europe for the first of many times. An estimated one third of the population  is thought to have perished within the first year 
     
  1356The French are defeated at the Battle of Poitiers  
     
  1415Battle of Agincourt 
     
  1429Joan of Arc lifts the siege of Orleans for the Dauphin of France, enabling him to eventually be crowned at Reims 
     
  1430Capture, trial, and execution of Joan of Arc 
     
  1434The Medici family rises to prominence in Florence 
     
  1453The Hundred Years War ends. Calais is the only English possession on Continental Europe 
     
  14941494 - 1559 - Italian Wars- France and Austria fight over Italian lands 
     
  1515François I crowned French King 
     
  1534Jacques Cartier discovers the Great Lakes and the the St. Lawrence River 
     
  15471547 - 1559: Reign of Henry II  
     
  1572Massacre of Protestants in Paris on St. Bartholomew's Eve by Catholics. 200,000 Huguenots fled France 
     
  15891589 - 1593 - Henri IV becomes 1st French Catholic Bourbon King 
     
  1603March 15: Samuel de Champlain set sail for Quebec from Honfleur, France following in the path of Jacques Cartier to the St Lawrence River and Tadoussac 
     
  1605Samuel de Champlain establishes the first successful New France Colony at Port Royal 
     
  1608Founding of Quebec 
     
  1672New France expansion into Canada under Louis de Frontenac 
     
  1758French power in Canada declines as the British capture Ft. Louisburg 
     
  1617Louis XIII crowned at the age of 17 
     
  1624Cardinal Richelieu becomes French principal minister 
     
  16431643 - 1715 - Louis XIV becomes king
Mazarin becomes French Prime Minister
 
     
  1715Louis XV accedes the throne on 5 May 1789 King Louis XVI called a meeting of the Estates-General at Versailles to obtain support for new taxes sewing the seeds of the French Revolution as the nobles and church were not subject to taxes 
     
  1789June 1789 The commoners declared themselves a National Assembly giving themselves the power to write a new French constitution 
     
  178914 July: The Bastille stormed by the people of Paris 
     
  1792King Louis and Queen Marie-Antoinette are executed and a republic set up in France 
     
  1793Napoleon Bonaparte promoted to general during the war with Prussia and Austria 
     
  17991799 - 1814: Napoleon seizes control of France and begins building a French empire 
     
  1815Napoleon defeated at Waterloo by the British and exiled. The Bourbons were returned to the French throne 
     
  1824Charles X becomes king 
     
  1830July: Charles X overthrown during the July Revolution of 1830 
     
  1848Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, a nephew of Napoleon, was elected to a four-year term as French president 
     
  1815Louis Napoleon Bonaparte seizes power 
     
  1852Louis Napoleon Bonaparte declares himself Emperor Napoleon III of France 
     
  1870France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown 
     
  19141914-1918 World War I - Germany invades France 
     
  19393 September: France and the United Kingdom declare war on Germany starting World War 2 
     
  194014 June: German troops enter Paris 
     
  194425 August: Allied troops regain Paris and Charles De Gaulle becomes head of a provisional French government 
     
  1945August: The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 
     
  1956Morocco and Tunisia granted their independence from France 
     
  19623 July:  Algeria becomes independent. 
     
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