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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  
    768 768-814 - Charlemagne rules as King of the Franks and is crowned as Holy Roman Emperor  
    987 Hugh Capet founds the Capetian dynasty  
    1066 William, Duke of Normandy, invades England and wins the Battle of Hastings defeating King Harold  
    1099 First 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  
    1118 The Knights Templar founded to protect Jerusalem and European pilgrims on their journey to the city  
    1147 Second Crusade led by Holy Roman Emperor Conrad III and by King Louis VII of France  
    1190 Third 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  
    1200 Fourth Crusade and the French/Flemish advanced on Constantinople but the Christians fail to recapture Jerusalem  
    1212 The Children's Crusade led by a French peasant boy, Stephen of Cloyes  
    1270 Other crusades follow including the eighth crusade led by Louis IX of France - but the armies still fail to capture Jerusalem  
    1337 1337 - 1443 - Hundred Years' War with England  
    1337 1337 - 1443 - Hundred Years' War with England  
    1346 The French are defeated at the Battle of Crecy  
    1348 The 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  
    1356 The French are defeated at the Battle of Poitiers  
    1415 Battle of Agincourt  
    1429 Joan of Arc lifts the siege of Orleans for the Dauphin of France, enabling him to eventually be crowned at Reims  
    1430 Capture, trial, and execution of Joan of Arc  
    1434 The Medici family rises to prominence in Florence  
    1453 The Hundred Years War ends. Calais is the only English possession on Continental Europe  
    1494 1494 - 1559 - Italian Wars- France and Austria fight over Italian lands  
    1515 François I crowned French King  
    1534 Jacques Cartier discovers the Great Lakes and the the St. Lawrence River  
    1547 1547 - 1559: Reign of Henry II  
    1572 Massacre of Protestants in Paris on St. Bartholomew's Eve by Catholics. 200,000 Huguenots fled France  
    1589 1589 - 1593 - Henri IV becomes 1st French Catholic Bourbon King  
    1603 March 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  
    1605 Samuel de Champlain establishes the first successful New France Colony at Port Royal  
    1608 Founding of Quebec  
    1672 New France expansion into Canada under Louis de Frontenac  
    1758 French power in Canada declines as the British capture Ft. Louisburg  
    1617 Louis XIII crowned at the age of 17  
    1624 Cardinal Richelieu becomes French principal minister  
    1643 1643 - 1715 - Louis XIV becomes king
Mazarin becomes French Prime Minister
    1715 Louis 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  
    1789 June 1789 The commoners declared themselves a National Assembly giving themselves the power to write a new French constitution  
    1789 14 July: The Bastille stormed by the people of Paris  
    1792 King Louis and Queen Marie-Antoinette are executed and a republic set up in France  
    1793 Napoleon Bonaparte promoted to general during the war with Prussia and Austria  
    1799 1799 - 1814: Napoleon seizes control of France and begins building a French empire  
    1815 Napoleon defeated at Waterloo by the British and exiled. The Bourbons were returned to the French throne  
    1824 Charles X becomes king  
    1830 July: Charles X overthrown during the July Revolution of 1830  
    1848 Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, a nephew of Napoleon, was elected to a four-year term as French president  
    1815 Louis Napoleon Bonaparte seizes power  
    1852 Louis Napoleon Bonaparte declares himself Emperor Napoleon III of France  
    1870 France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown  
    1914 1914-1918 World War I - Germany invades France  
    1939 3 September: France and the United Kingdom declare war on Germany starting World War 2  
    1940 14 June: German troops enter Paris  
    1944 25 August: Allied troops regain Paris and Charles De Gaulle becomes head of a provisional French government  
    1945 August: The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki  
    1956 Morocco and Tunisia granted their independence from France  
    1962 3 July:  Algeria becomes independent.  
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